Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thanks!

If you've read recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries, you'll be aware that here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving, this past weekend!

Yes, it is a different time, than when our friends in USA celebrate Thanksgiving.  Even so, we celebrate it in October instead of November. 

After all, our growing season in most of Canada, is shorter than most of USA.

Just so you know, I live in Windsor, Ontario.  Windsor, is part of Essex County.  Essex County is the southernmost county in Canada.  Sort of like the Florida of Canada!  lol :)  How I hate saying that, because every time I tell someone that, we receive more snow than normal during the winter!  :(

In fact, we who live here, actually live south of one part of USA! 

Don't believe me?  Look on a map!

This year, I was able to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Unlike last year, when I spent the holiday alone, with no celebration... of any kind.

Last year, some of my family members were sick.  And, since I wasn't recovering well after my September 2012 surgery, we didn't get together.

But, this year!  Wow!  It was very different.

On Sunday, being our Lord's day, I worshipped at church, as I'm sure you know.

Afterwards, we as a church family, gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

We enjoyed a pot-luck dinner.  Many of us contributed, and I'm sure we all enjoyed it!  Thank You, Lord!

Afterwards, I was able to have a short visit with my eldest grandson T, and his girlfriend, S.  What a joy it was to see some family, even for a short time.  And, we quickly celebrated his birthday, since he'll be away for a few days.

Monday, was different, also!  No one was ill this year.

My daughter P, had invited me to celebrate Thanksgiving with her and her family!  It was so very nice to be able to enjoy a delicious meal with those I love!

In addition to spending time with P and her family, I got to spend time with two (2) of my daughter B's sons... my grandsons! 

I praise God for this!  Thank You, Lord!

There are actually many Bible verses about thankfulness.  One verse that seems appropriate, is Psalms 107:1, " O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."

Believe me when I say that I cannot thank God enough, for what He did for me. 

He showed such mercy towards me this year, by allowing me to spend time with family members to celebrate this wonderful holiday that honours Him!  At least, in my mind.

Yes, there are some who do not believe in our Lord, who also celebrate thanksgiving.  However, those who are truly saved, know and understand best how much we have to be thankful for!

Are you saved?

Have you been saved from spending eternity in Hell?  Do you know how to be saved?

If you don't, please know that if you believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, you will be saved (Acts 16:31).


Until next time...

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