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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Sam P. Spade, Secret Agent Saint ~
 Thank God for what you have
 Ask Him for what you need
Work for what you want

Snow storms and high winds are buffeting the farm but the chimney dampers are closed, oil in the furnace, propane in the tank and wood on the porch...soon to be in the stove and lit. Although loved ones are missing, HOME is still both succor and comfort to me.

This afternoon  was spent in the company of friends; we shared a meal, laughter and made more memories, and now evening plans include a flannel night gown, fuzzy slippers, loving hugs from all dogs, some cats and a good read on the Kindle. No, I didn't eat too much although the temptation was great; as Goldilocks said, "It was just right!"

Last Sunday's Prayer Keeping has been updated but if there are any more names, please let me know. My thoughts are with some blog land friends who have sustained the loss of their husband and others who are spending this holiday without the one they love. It's difficult and only those who've lost their spouse know; the rest can't even imagine...and you may thank God for that gift. Hold close the good memories and know God's great mercy covers you and your name is on the palm of His hand. He has a plan for you to prosper and do well, just hold on and choose to trust Him.

God loves you with an everlasting love and underneath are His everlasting arms.

Blessings ~ God's gifts, known and unknown ~ friends ~ good food ~ honest work ~ a warm house ~ HOME ~


  1. Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving as well!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Stay warm, and be safe

  3. This was a beautiful post dear Sandra. I'm glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving day, and that you are warm and cozy with your house critters inside your home sweet home.

    Have a nice day today.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. Oh I trust you slept well snuggled in bed with your furry friends while the snow came down outside. HUGS B

  5. I don't have a special prayer for needs, just one for Thanksgiving for my daughters benign results from a biopsy on her thyroid. Whew! He was holding us up!

  6. So glad you had a thankful Thanksgiving complete with flannel and a good read.

    Blessings. Nancy

  7. I'm glad you had a warm Thanksgiving. Glad tidings to you and may your heart be comforted as Christmas nears. I'm thinking of you.

  8. Loved the quote!
    I need to write that one down!
    And get to work! ;)
    So glad you had a wonderful day!
    Nothing like warm fuzzy slippers!
    Another cold nippy day today.
    Blessings and warm thoughts to you,
    Down on the farm!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Sandra and thanks for the sweet card. Glad you are keeping warm. Thanksgiving dinner for us tonight as I couldn't find my turkey roaster yesterday morning LOL. Sure smells good in here. Big hugs!

  10. Sweet post. I always enjoy pictures of your animals. And I'm late as usual ... Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving!
    Luv ~:)

  11. Your evening description sounds just perfect. I hope this winter is kind to you.. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  13. Wonderful words of consolation and encouragements for lovers, who have lost their partner in THIS world, but not in their heart - and they always life connection and in Gods grace. There is an energy, which is forever and never can die. Life is no more to destroy - Christ is born into this world and has killed the death.

    Have a blessed time of strong hope, faith, love!

    The dog on the photo is so nice, and I imagine, you, too in your flannel night-shirt, with your cats and dogs!

  14. Beautiful post. My husband died about a year ago. God is a great help. My dogs are a blessing. I shared Thanksgiving with friends, went home, donned flannel pj`s and sat in my cozy chair by the stove. Me and my dogs. It was nice. Your blog is encouraging. Thanks.

  15. Hi Sandra, trying to catch up here and loved reading this post. You are an inspiration to all.
    Wishing you a Happy December!!
    Hugs and Blessings


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