Archive for November 22nd, 2007

Some thoughts from the Thanksgiving Day sermon

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

(Image from Snapshots of Joy)

In the sermon this morning, our pastor expounded on Psalm 95. Verses 6 and 7a of that psalm say:

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand . .

After listing many of the good gifts of this life for which people are thankful, he reminded us that we should be most thankful for God Himself. The Lord, Yahweh, is our Savior from our sins, who provides for us a way of escape from the the deserved suffering of His wrath against all wickedness. He is our Good Shepherd. Christ says of Himself in John 10:11:

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Having fun on Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007


(Here’s another lovely image from Snapshots of Joy. It looks “harvest-y”, so appropriate for a Thanksgiving post.)

Since I have started working outside the home five hours per day, I have REALLY missed the time I used to spend in the kitchen. Did I mention how much I LOVE to cook and bake? So, when we got home from our Thanksgiving Day worship service, and after a quick lunch and popping the turkey in the oven for dinner tonight, I decided to have fun with a dessert. I selected a Land O Lakes recipe for Caramel Apple Pudding Cake. The recipe is available here. The only changes I made to the recipe were:

  1. I used four apples rather than two.
  2. I omitted the nuts, because Cadet-O doesn’t care for them.
  3. I put the whole kit-and-caboodle in my slow cooker, turned it to HIGH, and will expect excellent results in four hours. The oven is busy with the turkey, so this was my alternative.

I’ll let you know how it turns out, but, like I said, I’m having a great time in the kitchen. This is my FUN, and I’m thankful to have the time today to do some experimentation.

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tradition, tradition, ohh, tradition . . .

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Our pastor has done a funny post on his blog about Thanksgiving foods and traditions which he finds to be either UNDERRATED or OVERRATED.