Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to my sweet friends!!

It’s early as I type. My house & heart is so full! I have family staying here & all over the city. Last night was filled with stories & laughing – and food. Oh, so much food! And the best part we haven’t even got to the turkey yet!!

Speaking of, I just got our Turkey Tom out of the oven & he’s nice & ready for all the festivities to come. My coffee is warm & the fireplace cracking seems to make for the perfect still morning before all the business of the day takes over. I can’t wait to spend the day with the ones I love, but first, I wanted to share something special with each of you.

Yesterday morning my dad shared a scripture that resignated with my soul this time of year:

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw is from the hand of God, from apart of him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

This day we celebrate the fruits of our labor. We celebrate hard work & blessings. And we experience true joy from our Heavenly Father – who apart from we cannot possibly know what real joy or deep love really is.

My entire life would resemble that of a Christian. I was a good girl. I went to church. I looked like a Christian but my soul was not truly His. I lived for myself. My desires, emotions, & feelings were the Lord of my life & it wasn’t until HE became the center that I was able to experience true love, heartfelt joy, & overwhelming compassion for others.

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drinking and take pleasure in all his toil — this is God’s gift to man.”  Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

This day we celebrate the blessings only God can give us – the gift of real joy & all the good things. This day we celebrate one of God’s most personal gifts to man by eating and drinking, but let’s not forget to pray, in thanksgiving, for the bountiful Provider we have.

I sincerely wish each of you a blessed day & a heart as full as your belly!

Frankly my dear…Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Bailey Kay
    November 27, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Jenni!

  2. Liz
    November 28, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    What a beautiful reminder! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love the scripture!!

  3. Annie
    November 29, 2014 / 12:22 am

    I love these verses, Jenni. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

  4. Natasha xoxo
    December 1, 2014 / 2:55 am

    Lovely post… thanks for sharing!xo, tashatwenty-something blog

  5. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    December 1, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    Hope you had a great one pretty lady!!!! xoxo

  6. Kristen Cloyd
    December 1, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! LOVE your picture at the end – what beautiful, vibrant colors!