Thursday, November 26, 2015

Count Your Blessings

Apache Junction, AZ   High 65  Low 44

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On this Thanksgiving morning I was remembering a hymn we sing each year at Thanksgiving time.  I think we need to keep this in mind all year long.

Count Your Blessings

When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings; name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by. When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold. Count your many blessings; money cannot buy Your reward in heaven nor your home on high. So amid the conflict, whether great or small, Do not be discouraged; God is over all. Count your many blessings; angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

Text: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1856-1922 Music: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921

AZ gave us a beautiful sunset last night to begin our Thanksgiving.

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And a beautiful moon.

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Jim and I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and good food. We will be sharing this day with Retired Rod and creating more wonderful memories.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for your words Sandie.

    We will celebrate your holiday with rving friends.

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  2. Here's hoping you and Jim (and the girls) are doing well. Maybe we can see you when we get to Yuma.

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  3. Same to you guys Sandy - I'm definitely counting mine today.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you! In Tucson, we finally had a good sunset last night. It was good to see.

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  5. Beautiful hymn.

    Happy Thanksgiving to y'all. Enjoy this blessed day the Dear Lord gives us.

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  6. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  7. That's a good reminder for all year long. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Enjoy your celebration as you count your blessings.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm at work, and in an hour or so they will deliver us our dinner. I'm sure it won't be nearly as good as the one I'll be missing with you guys.

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  9. Enjoy your day. I've sung that hymn many times, it sure is accurate! :c)

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  10. Many wonderful memories will be made today.
    We can all count our blessings.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  11. All the best of Thanksgivings for you, Jim, and Rod today. I'm glad you thought to take a picture of the beautiful moon last night. I saw it rise, and then later on in the middle of the night, and I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful moon!

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  12. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you too. We enjoyed that same beautiful sunset here in Tucson.....

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving beautiful pictures. We had lunch with our east and west coast friends a blessed day for sure.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving you you and Jim.

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  15. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I sure did :)

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  16. happy thanksgiving to you and Jim!

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  17. I never heard that song, but the words are beautiful. Hope your day was lovely.

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  18. I never heard that song, but the words are beautiful. Hope your day was lovely.

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  19. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. My computer died so it was back to the early Black Friday lines.

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  20. And the same to you and our very best to Jim.

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Thanks for visiting today. I look forward to reading your comments. Have a beautiful day.