Living ever aware of the presence of our Good Shepherd
November 28, 2013
"President Lincoln established the last Thursday of November as a national “day of Thanksgiving” for the benevolence and bounty that has been given to the American people. On this uniquely American holiday, let us remember our good fortune at living in a land of plenty— safe, secure, and free from tyranny and oppression.
Another courageous generation of young Americans serves today as a force for good in some of the most remote and unforgiving places in the world. Many will observe Thanksgiving and the upcoming Holiday Season without the warmth and companionship of families and friends. Their missions are difficult and dangerous, and they perform them without hesitation. In this season of Thanksgiving, let us pray for their well-being and safe return. As we gather at our own tables on November 28th, let us not only give thanks for the blessings in our own lives, but give thanks for the men and women who now serve, and for those who have served on Thanksgivings past, ensuring for us and future generations of Americans the “precious blessing” of liberty."
Well said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki!!!
I am thankful every day for the abundant blessings in my life, but lately i've been feeling especially thankful for HEAT The heat that makes our home comfortable when it's c-c-cold outside... the hot water we have easy access to that allows us to bathe and clean dishes and do laundry... and last but NOT least, my hothusband!!!! :)