Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Week.....

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love the food yes, but more importantly I love being with family and friends. I also love the feel of Thanksgiving. It has a certain feel to it doesn't it?

I also really like the food of Thanksgiving.

This is my favorite Cranberry Salad. So good!!!!!

Pumpkin Cheesecake.....

The turkey, I must admit, is NOT my favorite food of Thanksgiving. I am much more a side and dessert lover. YUMMY!!!!! But it sure does look pretty =)

Sweet Potato Casserole.....another favorite!!!

We got a call about two weeks ago from some friends of ours that wanted to bless us with a Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey. They asked to remain anonymous, so I won't reveal their identity, but it touched my heart so. They didn't want me to have to cook a big ole turkey right now and they know we have extras in our home right now making it so fun and lively that they just wanted to Bless us in this way.

I want to just say, it has touched us so to know that someone would do this, because they love us and wanted to help me. They are the kindest people, they do so much for us, just because they love us and want to show the love of Jesus to us, which they do on a very regular basis. But it isn't just us, they do the same for so many. If they see a need they jump in to meet it if at all possible, and if they can't they pray for a way they can. It is truly amazing!!!!! They have donated so much to others over the years, but they have also donated so much of themselves. They are my modern-day heroes in the faith.

I hope y'all have a beautiful Monday, and are preparing your hearts for Thanksgiving.

Psalm 100 (New International Version)

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

"1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."

Have a Blessed day,


  1. are making me hungry for Thursday! What a blessing friends are and it is always so amazing how God uses those friends in our lives. Hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. That pumpkin cheesecake looks AMAZING!!!!

    I'm not a big turkey fan either. But I will say, I make a turkey breast in the crockpot & its DELISH! so juicy!!! The ONLY way I like a turkey!

    I'm so thankful you are surrounded by such wonderful people! When you hear of people doing things like that for others, you see the hands & feet of Jesus still working, dont you?

    Love you friend!

  3. I'm salivating at the thought of Thursday!!!

    That is SO sweet and thoughtful of your friends. They have the true Thanksgiving spirit.

  4. Beautiful message of LOVE poured out here sister!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving blessings and enjoy the LORD.

    Love you and praying for you and your family!