Wednesday, November 23, 2011



Because I Have Been Given Much was written by Grace Noll Crowell and is my husband’s favorite hymn.

Because I have been given much, I too must give.

Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.

I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,

who has the need of help from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…

I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-

my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,

that he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,

I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.

I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,

thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

When we count our blessings and see all that God has given us, we feel the need to share it with others. Whether it be money, food, shelter, or love, everything we have is a blessing from God. When we see others lacking we want to share the gifts that God has given us. When we feel of God’s Love, we want to share that love with others and show it in our actions. As you go throughout your day today, think of all the things that God has given you, and think about how you can share those blessings with others. That is truly The Golden Rule.

Have a truly beautiful Thanksgiving Day. And save some of that turkey for sandwiches.


  1. That's a great hymn, Jim and Sandie. Have a great Thanksgiving Day!

  2. How beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  3. The Golden Rule ... what a world it would be if every one lived it.

  4. We are all blessed in our own ways. Now if Jim could just share some fish, everything would be perfect! :)

  5. Thanks for the beautiful hymn. Paul and I are very Blessed! Blessed with family, friends, good health, the ability to travel, and on and on. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving!! Great post....thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Jim and Sandi!!..enjoy your turkey day!!!

  8. We are indeed blessed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jim...and the "girls".

  9. Happy ThanksGiving to two of my favorite blogging friends!

  10. Amen, Jim and Sandie. That hymn is new to us, but it is very meaningful, and we feel the same way. We don't always practice it as we should, but ... we do what we can.

  11. Thanks for sharing... enjoy the Holiday!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving Jim, Sandie, Scooter & Skittlez!

  13. Great inspiration for every day! Thank You!


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