Tuesday, November 23, 2010

thankful

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Every so often I go through my collection of antique children’s readers books. The artwork and the stories within the pages of these books have an innocence – a sweetness about them. The other day I picked up a book titled Standard Bible Story Readers – Book Four. It is was published back in 1927.

Do you ever open a book and discover that the content – say for example a picture or a story – grabs your attention? The other day I opened this book up to the "God's Love" poem. It was as though it was meant to be for my hands to open that book to that very page - like a special message given as a gift for the day. I immediately told God “thank you” for this. I also thank God each and every day for the blessings that He has bestowed to my family and to myself. There are times that I wonder why things happen the way they do, but I never blame God for them. Never. I can only praise Him for loving us and for being our Father.

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Also inside the Bible reader are the above and below pages.

….Land of the pilgrims’ pride….from every mountainside…let freedom ring!

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For peace and for plenty, for freedom for rest,

For joy in the land from the east to the west;

For the dear starry flag with its red, white and blue,

We thank Thee from hearts that are honest and true.

For walking and sleeping, for blessings to be,

We children would offer our praises to Thee;

For God is our Father, and bends from above,

To keep the round world in the smile of His love.

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I am so very thankful to be a child of our God.

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I am also thankful for all of you, too!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

xo

37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Very touching and sweet post Becky. Here's wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,
Janie

Sinta Renee said...

It's nice to have an on going conversation with God and especially those special moments. I am always very much aware of what I have to be thankful for. That's the place I like to stay in- each and every day, but even more so, when we are given simple little gifts like those.

Kathleen Grace said...

I know I have been absent a lot lately so I am making the rounds to let my blog friends know I love them and to wish them a happy Thanksgiving. In your case I believe it is also happy birthday:>) I am blessed to have you as a friend. I hope this week is filled with blessings for you and your family and loved ones Becky. Always thinking of you .

Kathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love beautiful old books! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! Hugs! ♥

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, What a lovely post and yes some times I pick up a book I have had forever and find something new in it to treasure.

Claudia said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, sweet Becky.

xo
Claudia

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful post with the most lovely music!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pam said...

What a lovely post. You statement concerning God's love touched my heart. My DH and I just had this conversation last evening. At holiday time we miss our son so much but know that God has a plan and only He knows the WHYS. God Bless you and your family at this Blessed time of year.

Lori Lucas said...

What a perfect (and lovely) Thanksgiving post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Lori L

Miss Jean said...

We're so very thankful that God orchestrated our lives to meet. You are such a good friend who has become more like a sister.

By the way,in case no one has said it to you today, Happy Birthday!!!!

{{{{{xo}}}}}

Connie said...

You have such neat posts. I too have some old story books that I love to look through.
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Thimbleanna said...

Who can think about Thanksgiving when it's YOUR BIRTHDAY??? Happy, Happy Birthday Becky! I hope you've had a wonderful day!!!

Daisy Cottage said...

So beautifully shared my Beckers....

And .....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL AND I MEAN BEAUTIFUL FRIEND!!!

I LOVE YOU!!!


Kim

Dena said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you sweet Becky

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Sweet Becky:

I have the same reader and love old readers so much for just this same reason, all the sweetness and the pure patriotism that runs throughout each one; and each book plainly pays credit for that to God, our Father!

I hope you have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving, I sure am thankful for you!

Vee said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Becky and to yours. I, too, love to see the old stories in children's readers. They were the best!

tramway tootie said...

I love old schoolbooks, too! I buy damaged ones and salvage the beautiful illustrations to frame. I'm grateful for many things, but mostly for God's love for me. Happy Thanksgiving!

tramway tootie said...

I love old schoolbooks, too! I buy damaged ones and salvage the beautiful illustrations to frame. I'm grateful for many things, but mostly for God's love for me. Happy Thanksgiving!

marie said...

I love the "fingerprints of God" that show up in our lives exactly when we need them most.
What a blessing it must have been for you to read those words reminding you of God's love for you.

What a wonderful book you have.

I love the song America...I especially like these words - "Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light; protect us by thy might, Great God, our King!"

The thanksgiving song is beautiful. I've never seen it before. Thank you for sharing it!

I pray your family has a joy-filled Thanksgiving Day and that the Lord blesses you all in a very special way!

Hugs to you Becky!

{ L } said...

Beautifully said. <3 Your heart is in a good place. Happy Thanksgiving! Also...did you see the comment I left you the other day about linking to you and using your runner in my post? There was another lady that commented on my post who was interested in a runner. Just wanted to pass it along to you. :)

Shelley said...

God...I too am very thankful to be his child....lovely post Becky....wishing you and yours a most blessed Thanksgiving day....Shelley

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Becky,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! May it be beautiful and blessed!

Thanks for being my friend:) For that I am thankful.

xo
LeAnn

Tammy said...

I love that when that happens. It happens when I pick up my bible or devotional quite often. As though God meant for me to read HIS words and not the ones I choose. Love this post. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!! Tammy

Deborah said...

Becky you are a blessing!
I feel God does that for me too...how many times have I opened something and found words that were exactly what was needed.
I love reading books of hymns too..such deep truths in the songs.
Have a happy Thanksgiving dear...

Deborah xoxo

Elsie said...

Wonderful post Becky. Love the books. Happy Thanksgiving to you
and your family.!!!

addie373 said...

"God's Love"
Thank you Becky for sharing this gift of love.
Have a wonderful day of Thanksgiving!
Blessing's to you and your family,
Sheila

Joyce said...

Thank you so much! When I saw the first photo my heart lifted. I'm having a crabby Thanksgiving. HA!
So this brought my perspective back into place a bit better.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lallee said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Becky. May your day be rich with God's presence today.
Love you!
Lallee

quiltingnana said...

lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving

Gayla said...

A sweet post from a heart that is truly loving... I loved it.... Hugs for Thanksgiving....

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Becky!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

My Vintage Blankie said...

Thank you Becky for the wonderful post. I guess we need to just take the time and look through those old books. God speaks to us in so many ways. We just need to take the time to be quite and listen. Happy Thanksgiving to you Becky. ~amy

Judy said...

Recently I found book one and book three in that series.

LOVE them!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Good morning, Becky. The beautiful bag arrived and I love it even more in person. Thanks so much. Hope your holiday has been a bright one.

Our Back Porch said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet post. Love old books! Have a most lovely weekend, my friend.

Blessings,
Rebecca

ChaChaneen said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend! Blessings to you and your precious family!
Janeen

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving Becky. I hope you could see all your blessings xoxo Clarice