THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

November 24, 2011

Pilgrims, Pumpkins, and Prayers

Filed under: family,spiritual heritage,Thanksgiving — danielhite @ 6:27 am
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Here is a potpourri of thoughts for Thanksgiving:

I am grateful this Thanksgiving day for our Pilgrim forefathers who braved the tempestuous seas and unpioneered territory to sow the seeds of religious and political liberty which fruit we enjoy today. I am grateful for the abundance we possess in America because of the blessing of God’s providence. My gratefulness is directed toward “Our father’s God, to Thee, Author of Liberty, to Thee we sing; Long may our land be bright, with freedom’s Holy Light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King.”

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

 Thoughts on Gratitude:

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” –Cicero

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19:

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Commentary on the Scripture…

What is God’s will for your life?    Make the choice to rejoice.    Be careful to be prayerful.    Have the attitude of gratitude.

This Thanksgiving, don’t just be thankful, but give thanks to God.

A blessed Thanksgiving to all!


1 Comment »

  1. Weekend on the Illinois Prairie, November 26, 2011

    Dear D.F. Hite (“The Iron Pen”):


    Sincerely (Psalm 92:1-2),

    Bud and Nancy and Family <

    Comment by the Williams Family — November 26, 2011 @ 9:26 am | Reply

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