Those 4 words come to mind when I think of Lea. I loved her blog the first time I visited. I love that she includes a verse from the Bible that ties in with the subject. I never, ever leave there without feeling inspired or encouraged. With that, I will let you see for yourself what I am talking about. I know you will be blessed.
make a joyful noise
my favorite holiday is thanksgiving, and i used to get
fussy about halloween and Christmas squeezing it
off the calendar. now i begin celebrating thanksgiving
in september, skip halloween, and slide right on into
thanksgiving is all about families gathering together to
give thanks to the Lord for His goodness. when my
children were younger, we memorized psalm 100, the
beloved psalm of thanksgiving.
"make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."
nobody does this better than children. as soon as your
hands are greasy from stuffing the turkey, you can be
sure a loud noise will erupt from the farthest corner of
"serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence
when assigning chores, remind your little noisemakers that
servants are the heroes of the Kingdom. last year i had a
pie boss, a marshmallow topper, a potato masher, a turkey
carver, and a green bean casserole mixer. i watched the
football game. :)
"for the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting. His
faithfulness endures to all generations."
at our table we will have a jumble of cousins, aunts, uncles,
grandparents, and the first great grandbaby. the more
generations the better the food tastes!
many blessings on your gathering,
Lea, thank you so much for sharing this post with us on Thanksgiving eve.
Everyone, please be sure to leave a comment here for Lea, but also visit her own blog: my letters to emily.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving ~