Thanksgiving Blessings – 2019

Dollie came to live with me this year. She is a three year old ragdoll full of fun and love.

Sometimes I write an annual letter around this time. Not this year. I am simply going to say thanks to YHWH for His many blessings and constant provision on every level – even when I do not understand. He is faithful.

Some scriptures about giving thanks to share and proclaim:

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

—Psalm 9:1

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”

—Psalm 50:23

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

—Psalm 92:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

—Psalm 97:12

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

—Psalm 100:4

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

—Psalm 105:1-2.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God..

—Philippians 4:6.

More scriptures and references here:

Thanksgiving Bible Verses: 15 Great Scripture Quotes.

My Thanksgiving posts from previous years here.

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Murder at the Manor NYE

When : New Year’s Eve (full cast)
Where : Gustafson Manor

BLANCHE BATTERS played by : Donna

CINDERS played by : Abbie

DEE MINOR played by : Melissa

DOCTOR FUMBLES played by : Christopher

EM FATALE played by : Shelly

GENERAL CUSTARD played by : Jeremy

INSPECTOR DENAUX played by : Brian

MRS WITHERING played by : Sandie

PROFESSOR PEACOCK played by : Bryce

REVEREND WILL BEEDONE played by : Paul

THE BUTLER played by : Noah

I played Mrs Withering at our NYE celebration at the manor, only sad news Lord Heathcliff was murdered and we were all instantly suspects.  It was a harrowing evening but we slowly unraveled the sordid details of each character and eventually it was the inspector who ‘confessed’ to the ‘accident’.

I of course was distraught over Lord Heathcliff’s death, but others kept accusing me of bumping the old fellow off because of his recent marriage to the young floozie Em Fatale!  I still think the reverend did it but at least we had a confession and lots of fun.

Find out more here – http://www.murdermysteryparty.co.uk/game.asp?gid=25

It was truly an interesting evening at the manor…

Mrs Withering (aka Sandie)

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Murder at the Manor NYE

Happy New Year – My Toast for 2019

Special thanks to my good friend Shelli Dawdy for the best Happy New Year graphic of all times!

MY TOAST for 2019

The Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations.

May you walk in His ways; May you bring a smile to His face;

May you experience His love for you and extend His love to all you know!

Let’s do a new thing together and bring blessings to our land in the here and now.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: Happy New Year — My Toast for 2019

Snowflakes – Each One Unique

 

This year I made snowflakes, I usually do a crafting project for the holidays.  I know they look like tree ornaments, but they are not or they could be.  They are anything you want them to be.

As children we learned that each snowflake is unique.  Well as I was making these, I got a glimpse of our Heavenly Father’s creativity.  Each of my snowflakes is unique.  No two are identical.  Some obviously are very different, but some had the same types of beads.  However, I can assure you their loops were never the same!

You are perfectly and wonderfully made – a unique creation – a mighty miracle with Heavenly purpose.  My prayer is that if you are reading this that you may know intimately your Heavenly Father and walk in His ways all of your days.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  Psalm 139:14 KJV

So as I pondered snowflakes, a song kept rippling in my head.  I did a post about it here several years ago.  Special thanks to Susan White for singing that song and leading me into worship at moments of great need and moments of great sorrow through the years!

As we celebrate the Savior’s birthday (whether we got the date right or wrong) – remember that you are special and unique.  He came to earth to be born so that He could rescue you.  What love divine!

Blessings,

Sandie

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Snowflakes – Each One Unique

Blessings Galore from my House to yours! Thanksgiving 2018

A Message from President Trump for Passover/Easter and more about this Season

“Both of these sacred celebrations remind us that God’s love redeems the world… Happy Passover, happy Easter, thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”

May YHWH be pleased to bless us as a nation and as individuals!  Thanks President Trump

On Facebook recently, Chris Lavers shared this about Passover and the relationship to the death burial and resurrection of Yahshua (Jesus), Messiah, the one slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8b):  

Jesus was born into this world in the exact place the sacrificial lambs were born, and He was sacrificed with them in death as well. Having observed the Passover meal on the 14th day of the month of Nisan (the day beginning at sundown “the night before” in our terms), as ordained by God the Father, His scourging and trials took place during that same night and He died at the 9th hour, the precise hour at which the sacrifices began.

His sacrifice was for us, once and for all time. He who was without sin was in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights during the Feast of Unleavened Bread before He arose, offering to God the Father the pure, unleavened (without sin), first fruits of the harvest.

Paul writes, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-23

Just as God passed over the children of Israel by the blood of a lamb and saved them when they fled Egypt in the Exodus, Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha’Mashiach) became our Passover Lamb to save us all with His death, burial, and resurrection. We don’t choose Jesus to “make Him Lord of our life.” He IS Lord of our life. We can choose to follow Him, and where He leads is to the Kingdom of God and to life everlasting. All other paths lead to destruction. He died for us, the least we can do is live for Him.

Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover!

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – A Message from President Trump for Passover/Easter and more about this Season

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