A Week of Gratitude: Day 2 – His love endures forever

day 2

 Art by French Press Mornings, lettering by Alyssa Martin

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. It just seems like the perfect time to focus our hearts towards the Lord in thankfulness and as the Christmas season approaches. As thanksgiving day approaches we will often see social media explode with all of the things that people are thankful for. It is refreshing after months of silly posts and negativity to see social media full of gratitude. I think it is wonderful to focus in on what we are thankful for, and think about all the blessings that we enjoy…but sometimes, I think we miss the point.

In all of our thankfulness it sometimes seems that we have put the gift above the giver. We thank the Lord for friends and family, for food and a warm home…but lets not forget the one that has given us all the blessings that we enjoy. We should be thankful to the one that has given us so many things, but we should also just be thankful for Him. Because, even if we had none of the things that we are thankful for…He would still be good.

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Above all, this Thanksgiving season, lets be thankful for our Savior. Let’s be thankful for the cross. We can praise Him this year, not just because of what He has done for us…but because of who He is! Instead of listing off lots of material things that we are thankful for…lets list off His attributes.

Let’s be thankful that He is:

  • Good
  • Faithful
  • Sovereign
  • Righteous
  • Holy
  • Just
  • Eternal
  • Omnipotent
  • Transcendent
  • Merciful
  • Gracious
  • Loving

Let us focus our hearts on Him this year, and view our lives through the lens of thankfulness to the one who loves us enough to give His all, so that we might live, and so that we might glorify Him.

 


 

Mom’s Stuffing

2 to 3lbs. onions
5lbs potatoes
1 loaf white bread
Poultry seasoning
Celery seed
Parsley

Chop onions, almost cover with vegetable oil, salt and pepper, fry stirring occasionally until golden brown! Once done, pour into strainer to allow some of the oil to drain but not all, then quickly return to pan and set aside!

Peel and quarter pottoes, boil until done, drain water! Add onions, wet bread a slice or two at a time squeeze out water then crumble into pot, add quit a bit of each seasonings, and then begin the mashing, and then probably add more seasonings!

 


 

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kristinKristin Schmucker

Hey there! I am Kristin. I am a follower of Jesus. Wife to Jeremy, my church planter hubby. Mama to two precious girls, our sweet toddler Stella, and our precious Sophia who is already with Jesus. I am passionate about women knowing God more, and falling in love with His Word. I blog at here and spend a little too much time on instagram at @kristinschmucker. I would love to connect and get to know you more!