budding sleuths

Here’s to all the (unsung) heroes at our thanksgiving banquets…

the brave taste-tester(s)!

No matter hesitant or eager

we the cooks & the bakers are so verily

GRATEFUL

for all you do

to ensure our bellies remain happy!

Cheers and Thanks

for all the extra-bites you take

to safeguard a really great feast!!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

hugs n’ grateful blessings to all those gathered around the banquet table – near & far – this year!

shout!

The walls of Jericho came down with song!

Song from the Spirit!

They encamped around those walls for seven days and with a SHOUT, a triumphant SHOUT those walls came down!!

We are (Day 3) post election and I’m here, in my little space in the universe,

Worshipping!

Worshipping because I have heard it said, “Worship precedes a miracle!”

And that’s what I want for our Country.

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weight of worry

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Proverbs 12:25 NLT

Have you ever worn ankle weights at the gym? Suddenly even a task like walking takes extra effort. When considering your worries, picture yourself as a person with ankle weights who has never worked out. Worry does nothing but add heaviness to your life. When you take into consideration that we are called to run a race, it is significantly more difficult to run with our ankles carrying weights. The solution seems to be right in this verse, but sometimes we find ourselves in seasons where an encouraging word from the outside seems scarce.

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