Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 with Grandpa and boys

This Thanksgiving since Grandpa can not use stairs, we had to move our table down into our lower room that has wheel chair access. The two boys joined us, but my Daughter & and her family we will see in December.Above is our thankfulness turkey. All month long we stuck on feathers with things for which we were thankful , and then today we took turns reading them.

We used the book of Common Prayer for a very nice Thanksgiving prayer and some responses--it was very nice to praise God for all of our rich blessings. Hope everyone in blogland had a nice Thanksgiving too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tribulation

A quote from St. Francis de Sales:

"Considered in themselves, trials certainly cannot be loved, but looked at in their origin--that is, in God's Providence and ordaining will--they are worthy of unlimited love.......Tribulations considered in themselves are dreadful things; looked at in God's will , they are things of love and delight. Often have we felt disgust for remedies and medicines when a doctor or apothecary gives them to us, but when offered to us by some loved hand love conquers our loathing and we take them with joy. In fact, love either removes the harsh character of suffering or makes pleasant our experience of it."

"........Afflictions are like that. If we look at them apart from God's will, they are naturally bitter. If we consider them in that eternal good pleasure, we find them all gold and more lovely and precious than can be described."

Well, this is something to think about.....it is easier when I look back on a trial than when I am in one, however!