Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year, a custom carries on that was started by my dear Mother-in-Law years ago: we wake on Thanksgiving morning and flip on CBS to watch the Macy's Day parade
as we busy ourselves in the kitchen, preparing a family feast.
Several years ago, I was half watching The Morning Show with Harry Smith,
who narrated a segment with Anne Graham.

Anne read a prayer from her father, the Reverend Billy Graham.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing on television...
it moved me to the very core of everything I believe,
and I wanted to share it here with you again this year.

Each year, I come back to this post and each year,
it's as poignant and real for me as ever it was....  it goes like this:

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography
and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers
and called it enlightenment.
Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today;
cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

As families gather for the holiday,
please remember there is no reason to have a holiday called Thanksgiving
unless there is Someone to thank.
Thanks be to God and Jesus Christ His Son for all the blessings on our fair land.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's 3 Generations

of awesomeness!  :)

These boys are ready to come home with you.  
I love the graduation in size from the baby boy to big daddy!

All 3 are available for $60 + shipping.