Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful this day, first and foremost, for our Savior Jesus, who gave His life so that we might have new life in Him. We are also thankful for our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. We are thankful for the men and women who have served and are serving in the defense of our country. We are thankful for our ancestors, who bravely came to what was then a new country...

Time doesn't permit me to list every reason I have to be thankful today. But most of all, I am thankful to the Giver of all Good Gifts. Our Fighter Verse for Scripture memory for next week is James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Thank you, Lord, for Thanksgiving!


The Shepherd's Daughter said...


Karen said...

Thank you, Shepherd's Daughter. May the Lord bless you this Christmas with much joy in Him! :-)

Ten Nebula said...

Peace and light, Karen

I enjoy your blog.
I hope all is unfolding in your life in ease, harmony, joy, and abundance!
Have a great 2011!

Bright Blessings,

Ten Nebula

Karen said...

Thank you, Ted. God's blessings to you.

Reflective Boutique said...


I just ran across your blog, Little House in the Prairie and noticed there wasn't anything past Thanksgiving of 2009. Am I missing something? maybe a hidden link of sorts? I was enjoying your writings :)

Karen said...

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I'm just taking a long break due to life circumstances. Again, I'm glad for your encouragement. God's blessings...Karen

nicky blue said...

Dear Karen

I hope this comment finds you and finds you well, and I do apologise for writing in such a cavalier fashion. I am a filmmaker working in northern Sweden (broadly speaking; I travel quite a bit and am based in about three countries!). I read your previous blog post on Herman the sourdough starter (dated 14 Nov 2007) with a great deal of interest, as I am actually making a documentary film about Herman! So I'm actively on the look out for people who have had used Herman before, and I would really, really love to speak to you more about him - how you first got him, for eg, what kind of things you baked with him etc, or just any stories you might have about Herman! You mention that you "could probably go on for quite a while about Herman" - I am interested in it all! I am particularly moved by the lines you wrote: "What I do know more about at this point is Herman, because Herman had staying power in our family. We didn't just use it up or give it away after a while. We made a permanent place for Herman in our homes." That is exactly the sentiment I want to capture in my film; indeed, my inspiration for this film came from being as struck as you, perhaps, by the charm and staying power of Herman.

In any case, if you are interested, you can get in touch with me via Facebook ("Herman Surdeg") or via his blog ( or his e-mail (hermansurdeg AT I understand if you would rather not, of course, so no worries either way. But I do hope you will get in touch! I will leave this here for now then, and my apologies again for trundling thus into your inbox. Please take care, and all the best.

Kind regards

Karen said...

Thanks, Jenna, for the kind and encouraging words. I'll visit your blog to reply.