Thanksgiving Thoughts

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During this Thanksgiving Season we at CFC give thanks for faithful friends like you who make our ministry possible. Please accept this collection as our way of partnering with you in reflecting on God’s goodness. Dick Staub

Then we your people, the flock of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Psalm 79:13

The worse moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. G. K. Chesterton

Jesus took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. Matthew 15

I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy. Anne Frank Diaries
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3: 17

How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative–or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people. Sir John Marks Templeton

And when Jesus had given thanks, he broke the bread and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
I Corinthians 11:24

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder

It is therefore recommended¢â‚¬¦to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor. Samuel Adams November 1, 1777

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. Remember the wonderful works he has done.
I Chronicles 16:7-36

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? Erma Bombeck

It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast. W.J. Cameron

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it –William Arthur Ward

Give Thanks
With a
Grateful Heart

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

PS. And remember, “these are the best of times and the worst of times, but they are the only times we have.” (For Now).

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