A Season of Thanksgiving

Psalm 74: 15-17

“The day is yours, and yours also the night; You established the sun and the moon…

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…It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; You made both summer and winter.”

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Psalm 104:24, 27-28

“How many are your works, O Lord! (We) all look to you to give (us our) food at the proper time.

When you give it to them, (we) gather it up;

when you open your hand, (we) are satisfied with good things.”

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(Butternut Squash and Leek Soup with Herb Butter, Chives, and Shallots, served with Whole-Grain Pumpkin Bread)

I made this soup the other night to celebrate the beginning of November and the true, fall weather that we are finally having after random October days at 80 degrees. I love Thanksgiving month. It simply is the best. In fact, our family often agrees that Thanksgiving is a better holiday than Christmas.

Today marks 2 months until I leave for Africa. As I was praying this morning, I thanked the Lord that ‘the day is His.’ I can so easily become worried and fretful that I won’t be able to accomplish all my tasks each day. But He owns it, doesn’t He? And that is a comfort beyond explanation.

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