As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016



♩ ♫  Come, ye thankful people, come  ♫ 






♩ ♫  Raise the song of harvest home  ♫ 





♩ ♫  All is safely gathered in  ♫ 






♩ ♫  Ere the winter storms begin  ♫ 






♩ ♫  God our Maker doth provide  ♫ 






♩ ♫  For our wants to be supplied  ♫ 






♩ ♫  Come to God's own temple, come  ♫ 







♩ ♫  Raise the song of harvest home.  ♫ 






 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, 
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, 
and Your faithfulness every night.
Psalm 92: 1, 2



13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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  2. How nice to travel through your Thanksgiving Day with your family, lovely photos.

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  3. Wonderful! Rejoicing with you at having your grands and kids ALL nearby to share holidays together!

    I love that hymn!

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  4. Lovely pictures of your family's Thanksgiving.

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  5. I am filled with thankfulness as I see these photos and think back to the year you've had. The goodness of the Lord!

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  6. Oh how warm and lovely your Thanksgiving was in your new home.

    Happy holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful. Especially the faces of all of those you love, Cheryl. ♥

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  8. Is there anything more precious than seeing the love between the oldest and youngest generation? Blessed my heart. Beautiful family.

    And beautiful table...may I ask about the "blue" pumpkin? I have seen Blue Hubbard squash, but not blue pumpkins. Very pretty and unusual.

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  9. Thank you, sweet friends!!

    Vee, about the pumpkin...I saw it as green. I had bought one from my brother-in-law's farm stand in September. When we decided to use my great-grandmother's china, we wanted to use creamy white and green tones on the table instead of the more typical orange tones. When I called a local nursery and asked if they had any "green" pumpkins left, she didn't know what I was talking about! It turns out, they consider them "gray." Whatever they are (gray, green, or blue), I really like them! I think that they are Jarrahdale pumpkins. :)

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  10. Such a heart warming beautiful celebration. I love Thanksgiving because of everything you captured in this post. Readings, singing, family, young and old enjoying God's goodness to us and enjoying each other. Love your settings, too!

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  11. Everything looks so beautiful, warm and inviting! Seeing the pictures of the family singing together just made my day. One of my favourite hymns. Your table decorations are so pretty!

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  12. What precious and joyful family photos, Cheryl. I so appreciate your focus on thanks to God, our Great provider. Please show me directly to that beautiful sideboard with desserts!

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  13. As always it is such a treat to see your beautiful family photos....looked just about perfect. I especially love the one with the grandpa and the young boy embracing. Says it all. Glad you enjoyed!

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