Rebuked by a 90 year old!

I guess yesterday was my Blogaversary...and I didn't even notice it.
Thanks to Teena in Toronto for noticing and sending on a comment.

Hope your Thanksgiving was a special weekend of prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty, wonderful Counselor, who brought the Seperatists and Puritans to this land so many years ago so they could worship the true and living God free from persecution. How ironic it is that times have changed is it not? What a wondeful time to seek the Lord while He may be found!

I was at the "Club" as mom calls it...the Assited Living home for Alzheimers patients and led them in worship of our Savior and read to them from the book of Hebrews. Relating the fact that those in the Hall of Faith of Hebrews walked in faith and trusted God with their lives and their example was written down for us through the ages as an example for us to follow!

I had such a wonderful time with them as we sang and they shared what they were thankful for.

After our time was over, a 90 year old man came up to me to thank me for the beautiful time of worship he and his wife were able to share. Then he quickly rebuked me for not coming to one of the other homes in the area for the past year while his wife resided there! He said he phoned many of the area churches and asked for a worship service, and throughly rebuked me for not using my talents for the Lord this past year, and then asked me where I had been.

I shared with him that I was at home caring for my Mother In Law with Alzeimers, and that she is now here at this home and I now have more time to come in and share. He quickly excused me for my absence this past year elsewhere and told me that this particular day was their 70th wedding anniversary! I shared with him what an awesome accomplishment that was and must take the power of God, and that our 27 years pale in comparison!

Have you been using the talents God has given you to share the good news of Jesus Christ lately?

© Monika Hardy


I will cast all my Cares upon You

© Monika Hardy

1894 Agicultural Almanac

1894 Agricultural Almanac

A Thanksgiving Hymn
"Have you cut the wheat in the blowing fields,
The barley, the oats and rye,
The golden corn and the pearly rice?
For the winter days are nigh."
"We have reaped them all from shore to shore,
And the grain is safe on the threshing floor."
"Have you gathered the berries from the vine
And the fruits from the orchard trees,
The dew and the scent from the roses and thyme
In the hive of the honey-bees?"
"The peach and the plum and the apple are ours,
And the honey-comb from the scented flowers."
"The wealth of the snowy cotton-field
And the gift of the sugar-cane,
The savory herb and nourishing root -
There has nothing been given in vain,
We have gathered the harvest from shore to shore,
And the measure is full and running o’er."
Then lift up the head with a song!
And lift up the hands with a gift!
To the ancient giver of all
The spirit of gratitude lift!
For the joy and promise of Spring,
For the hay and clover sweet,
The barley, the rye, and the oats,
The rice and the corn and the wheat,
The cotton and sugar and fruit,
The flowers and the fine honeycomb,
The country, so fair and so free,
The blessing and the glory of home,
"Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!"
Joyfully, gratefully call,
"To God, the preserver of men,
"The bountiful Father of all."

© Monika Hardy


The praying man

Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am,
therewith to be content.
Philippians 4:11

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:15


Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100
No matter the sadness or situation that may loom about,
a thankful heart can raise the voice of praise
and cloud the thoughts of doubt.
Mercy that is forever, and Truth that is eternal
which brings songs of thankfulness for our God
in the believers heart... one and all!

A November Recipe...

Fall Giveaway...

By the way....Blessed Femina has a lovely fall apron giveaway,

and you might want to go take a look and enter the give away!

© Monika Hardy


On being Thankful

As this month of November begins, a National Holiday of Thanksgiving will be upon us quickly. An attitude of gratitude is a matter of the heart, everyday of the year.

"The grateful Pilgrims then declared a three-day feast, starting on December 13, 1621, to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends. While this was not the first Thanksgiving in America (thanksgiving services were held in Virginia as early as 1607), it was America's first Thanksgiving Festival."

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor"

The Pilgrims made a very long journey in miserable conditions to flee religious persecution and find a land where they could worship God freely. Even though the trip was miserable and they didn't have much when they arrived on the chores of North America they were grateful.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" --
William A Ward

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:15

© Monika Hardy

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