With Thankful Hearts


*I’ll be skipping my midweek post as we all celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. See you next Monday!

With Thanksgiving week upon us, everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays, whether with Thanksgiving dinner preparations or with Christmas shopping and decorating. As for me, I’m still busy (and will be for a good long while) caring for my husband as he recovers from the spinal fractures he sustained in his fall from a ladder.

But in our busyness, whatever it may entail, let’s not fail to experience true thanksgiving of the heart. I don’t know about you, but I have much to thank God for. He is worthy of all my thanks and praise. May this little poem help you express your heart to God today. Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thankful Hearts

With thankful hearts we come to you
With thankful hearts we bow,
You’ve blessed in double measure, Lord,
You keep giving even now.

Your goodness overwhelms us
Your love it doesn’t fail,
You walk with us through good and bad
Over every hill and vale.

And in return we give to you
Hearts filled with thanks and love,
And ask you, Lord, to pour them out
As gifts to others from above.

“let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28b

*What are you especially grateful for this Thanksgiving week? I am beyond thankful that my husband can still walk after a serious spinal injury and am so thankful for the way God has been strengthening us and meeting our needs.

*Flickr photo by spaceamoeba, Creative Commons License

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  1. Cheryl – I am delighted to hear your husband is up and about after his accident. Keeping you both in my prayers. Your Thanksgiving poem is just lovely. Best wishes to you and your family for a very happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Mairead, I’m so thankful for your prayers. They are still very much needed. Don’s recovery is slow-going, one little step at a time. But so very thankful for those steps in the right direction. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!

  3. Thankful for family and friends like family!!! Will continue praying for you and Don in this difficult time.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. I pray that your husband gets much better and has no after effects of the accident.

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