This Is My Rock – November 30th

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This Is My Rock by David McCord

This is my rock
And here I run
To steal the secret of the sun;

This is my rock
And here come I
Before the night has swept the sky;

This is my rock,
This is the place
I meet the evening face to face.

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Happy Thanksgiving – November 28th

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

My day has been all about cooking and baking, and I have loved every minute of it. Even better is I am now sitting here siping some unsweet ice tea while everyone else is doing dishes, washing counters and sweeping the floor for me. This is a beautiful thing. I am very thankful for it.

My menu for today consisted of:

Herbed Roasted Turkey
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Cauliflower
Gluten Free Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Cranberry Sauce
Wild Rice Casserole
Home Made Pumpkin Pie

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I just love the smell of my house from the pumpkin pie and the cranberry sauce.

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All I have to say is if anyone in my house is hungry it’s their own fault!

I hope wherever you are your day is blessed and filled with thankfulness!

Have a very blessed day!
Heather

One More Day – November 26th

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It’s been so beautiful lately, beautiful but so cold. The first visible breaths of the season. The first hot chocolate will be had tonight as I do my first day of prep for Thanksgiving. So many good things to make and so many leftovers to eat for many days afterward. No shopping though, no lines for me, not in this cold. It would be kind of fun to go and give those people hot tea and warm cookies thought. A little bit of cheer for a season that just gets so busy and full of gift buying and really causes most of us, me included, in missing out on what and who really matters. I want to savor these next weeks, to be drawn into them and the story of it all. I want Christmas to wrap its arms around me like a warm coat, and cause me to just be caught up in it, to be cause up in the birth of my Savior. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Except for You – November 25th

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Except for You by Adelaide Love

Life, of its nature an uncertain thing,
Grows more precarious with each year’s end.
Tomorrow may be mine indeed to spend,
Or I may have but this one hour to sing.
Let me employ it, then, for telling of
The goodness and the beauty of my days
With you, and for recounting how your ways
With me brought peace of heart, and how your love
Has been my loaf, my cloak, my sheltering tree.
Attend my words, beloved, attend them well,
Remembering that what my lips would tell
My soul repeats, as priest their litany.
Except for you I had not known how near
To Eden one may bide, my very dear.

Snow, Sleet or Rain – November 25th

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It’s out there, lurking…snow, sleet or rain…we are waiting and holding our breath. Mostly because if you know the first snow of the season everyone loses their minds or at least forgets how to drive in the snow.

This photo was snapped when the leaves were still on the trees, before they had fallen on the ground. I just loved how bright and red these leaves were and the red berries were so pretty. What can I say, I love the colors of fall!

On a lighter note, this week brings my second favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! I am so excited, so many things to make and enjoy. Getting to put up my Christmas tree and decorate the house, what can I say I like Christmas. One thing I will not be doing is standing in any lines on Thursday night or Friday! No Black Friday shopping for this girl. I think I am more of a Small Business Saturday girl anyway!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

For the Beloved – November 24th

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For the Beloved by Adelaide Love

Let there be you beside me in the twilight
After the color and vehemence of the day,
When the silence holds, as a shell holds a pearl in its hollow,
The word that we need not say.

Let there be you beside me in the twilight
After the splendor and turbulence of the years,
When the silence shall hold remembrance of laughter and heartache,
Of peace and passion, of hope and desperate tears.

Let there be you beside me in the twilight
As my lips assume the silence no lips have broken,
And death shall find that for two so long accustomed
To dusk without need of words, he has no token.

Reading, reading, reading – November 23rd

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Every year I try to read a piece of classic literature. This year I have been working through Persuasion by Jane Austen, but today I made a purchase of another classic and so I might just have to read it too. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Such a amazing story, very vivid, a recommended read for sure. I love old books, I love the way they smell, the way they fill, being able to turn the yellowed pages. There is just something to actually reading from a real book that I don’t think any eReader will ever be able to duplicate. Sorry all you people who love your eReader, I am an old fashioned girl. I’ll stick with my books!

Today’s purchase:

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“For why? The Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure,
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.”

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Have a blessed evening!
Heather

Because sometimes you just need butterflies – November 22nd

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I snapped this photo this summer back when we were inundated with butterflies. Honestly, I actually saw some butterflies still fluttering around while I was out walking last weekend. Oh to be back there, in a summer filled with butterflies and flowers. We have a chance for our first snow tonight, burr!

As Thanksgiving approaches I am starting to get excited, I am making my first turkey! So excited! I am also making gluten-free stuffing, another pumpkin pie and mashes cauliflower, among other things. But the turkey I am excited about, I am still trying to decide if I want to do fresh or frozen, but whatever I decided it is going to be delicious.

Have a blessed day and stay warm out there!
Heather