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 17, 2019

{30 Days of Thankfulness} Day 17

I am thankful for the gift of music. 

๐ŸŽน   One of the joys of my life is listening to my daughter Bekah play the piano. She treats us to impromptu concerts and she takes requests. She plays classical music, show tunes, folk songs, and hymns.

Recently, Bekah was looking at some Christmas music on Amazon and came across a book of songs from Josh Groban's album, Noel. She grabbed her tablet, opened the "look inside" feature, and played sample pages of several beautiful Christmas arrangements. Of course, since these were sample pages, each selection ended abruptly and the lovely music ended. I think we're going to need to purchase this book . . .

Yes, definitely one of the joys of my life. 

๐ŸŽน   I love Thanksgiving music.
๐ŸŽœ  "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"
๐ŸŽ  "For the Beauty of the Earth"
♬  "We Gather Together"

Or the newer . . .
♫  "Give Thanks" (worship song)
๐ŸŽ " My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness" (by the Gettys)

I have told you before about the CD that we play in November, a wonderful collection of Thanksgiving songs and hymns. It accompanies the book Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember by Barbara Rainey.

We sing a hymn together each year before we eat our Thanksgiving dinner. Last year was "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come." This year, we think it will be "My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness." It is so meaningful to sing a song of praise before the feast.

๐ŸŽน   I am especially thankful for how music is a vehicle for worship.
A hymn or a spiritual song can stir your soul, teach doctrine, convict your heart, encourage you in the journey, and inspire you to worship the Creator. Singing words of truth transcends the everyday, the commonplace, and takes us to Heavenly places! 


  1. I had no idea that there were THAT many Thanksgiving songs. Yes, Bekah and all the family will enjoy that music book.

    1. And then there is "Over the River and Through the Woods," which I had forgotten until someone mentioned it!

      I can't wait to get that book in her hands and hear whole songs!

  2. It sounds like a wonderful gift for the whole family for Bekah to receive that sheet music, Cheryl. Music stirs my soul unlike no other. I find a hymn or tune visits me often. Some call it an ear worm, but I call it a gift from above.

    1. I like that, Martha Ellen! A gift from above. Yes, I think that music book will be a gift to all of us!

  3. I'm so thankful for music in my life and how it brings me into worship. Sounds like a good gift for Beka!

  4. Now that sounds like a wonderful tradition ... to sing the song of thanksgiving before your festive meal. And that music book Bekah found does sound delightful.

    1. It is so meaningful to sing our thanksgiving!

      The music book is due to arrive tomorrow. Yay!


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