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!

Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,

Scattered within the many notes of my journals I have written unannotated words of various bloggers & authors reminding me frequently how…

“We desperately need each other.” 

“Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life alone.”

“The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”

Genesis 2:18

Yet, so often I forget just how much I need others.

Certainly I know that we need to live our lives out with others & throughout Scripture God tells us to “lift one another up!”

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding… “

Colossians 1:9

Indeed, “we need one another to get through this life.”

Most especially God tells us to pray for one another.

“that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Undeniably, He would not tell us to pray for one another if he didn’t intend to answer those prayers.

Continue reading “Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,”

nah, i’m busy.

Man, O Man, have I been busy!

But I’ve put my busy-ness aside today because…..

it’s a 3hugs&blessings thursday!

So let’s get started right away with huggin’ out the first blessing I’d like to give thanks for!

#ilovetoentertain!

“I love to entertain.  I love to make them laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their very lives.” – Actor, Corbin Bernsen

Continue reading “nah, i’m busy.”