T is for Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.

Here are some of my Thanksgiving Tables over the last few years.

2010

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!

2011

Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!

2012

Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!

2013-11-17 Early Thanksgiving

2013

Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!

Early Thanksgiving 001

Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!

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2014

Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!

Words: August L. Storm, 1891

I’m linking up for ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and now carried on with the help of Roger and a team of volunteers. T is for Thanksgiving, Thanks, Thankfulness, Tables.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States!

23 thoughts on “T is for Thanksgiving

  1. Hello Ellen, I wish you and yours a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving,
    I love your table settings just perfect, your artistic streak shines
    through.
    Over here in the UK we are praying for peace and unity and particularly for
    all those poor souls who perished and were injured at the hands of the
    crazed terrorists in Paris.
    God bless America.
    Di,
    ABCW team,

  2. Being Dutch (now loggedin with the wrond account 😉 see my like-avatar) i don’t know much about that festivity besides what i know from tv ofcourse… but…. thankfullness should be around all the time !
    Love your display and photo’s

    Have a nice abc-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. This poem is so good and true: we must thank for the good things and also for the difficult things, because we can only grow up when we are able to handle the problems we meet on our way.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Wil,ABCW Team.

  4. Wishing you a VERY blessed Thanksgiving Ellen! That first photo reminds me of my mom’s Friendly Village dinnerware set (Johnson Brothers)–and that makes me think of snow and that always makes me very, very happy:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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