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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Father in Heaven, We Thank Thee

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We're spending a quiet day at home today - just our family, and we're thankful for that!  With hopes and plans for gathering as a larger family - on Sunday.

We have so much to be thankful for!  If I could only begin to count my blessings!!!
This simple prayer came to mind today, as I think of Thanksgiving Day - and all that means for me!

We Thank Thee
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.


For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.


For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father, we thank Thee.
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father, we thank Thee.

For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
Father, we thank Thee.
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father, we thank Thee

Pumpkin Dip

For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

Amen!

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Enjoy your family and friends today!  And remember, if you think thanks... you'll live thanks!
Count your Blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I just thought I would close this post by sharing with you this simple recipe for Pumpkin Dip.  Something for you and yours to enjoy over this holiday season...

:: Pumpkin Dip for Gingersnaps ::

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup pumpkin (canned)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spices (combo of cinnamon, cloves and allspice)
1 Tablespoon maple syrup

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Using an electric mixer, whip together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the pumpkin, spices and maple syrup - whip again for 2-3 minutes (the longer you whip, the more fluffy it becomes).
Add a drizzle of maple syrup and crushed gingersnaps crumbs on top for looks.  Dip with gingersnaps or apple slices.

* I've also found this dip to be a delicious topping for pancakes or waffles.. enjoy!!!

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I'm sharing this post with Tuesday @ Ten

8 comments:

  1. May the Lord bless you and your precious family, Bevy! How good He is! The poem and photos you shared are all lovely. Your home is beautiful. Hugs, Camille

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  2. Like you today, it is a quiet one, but I am so thankful to be celebrating at home... Things change over the years, but love is still there, thankfulness is still there... Beautiful post today sweet girl... Enjoy this day GOD has blessed us with... Happy Thanksgiving... from my family to yours...

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  3. Such a beautiful post Bevy. Many blessings to you and your family for a beautiful Thanksgiving. The pumpkin dip looks delicous!

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  4. beautiful....and yummy!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. beautiful....and yummy!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Wonderful picture of sisters, mother and niece___three generation singing together!!! Frame w worthy! What was it taken?

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    1. Oh my Melissa - you're so kind!! That photo was taken back - end of October at a family gathering!! Thank you!! ;)

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