Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

Tomorrow, we have a thanksgiving service at our church too, although our thanksgiving day bears no resemblance to your one.

I remember hearing of an old lady who lived on our island when things were very different to the way they are now. She was poor. I mean, really poor.

She sat at her table one day and all she had on her plate was a chunk of bread. She bowed her head to give thanks, and was heard to say these words:

"All this, and Christ besides"

If only Christ had the place in our hearts He had in this woman's heart!

She needed nothing more. Pray we would have this spirit too. After all, if we have Christ as our Saviour, we have everything.


God bless y'all as you spend time with family and loved ones.

Enjoy your meal. Enjoy each other. Enjoy the day off. Just don't forget the One who has given us all that we have.

Love y'all.  


  1. So true!! And thank you so much for your thoughts, I am always lifted up. God bless you and yours on this day of Thanksgiving!

  2. Thank you, Anne!

  3. Hope you all had a good one. Our day is nearly over, but I'm guessing you folks are just in the swing of things! Blessings x

  4. Oh, thank you for posting this. What a beautiful example of gratitude and faith! "All this, and Christ besides" - I want to (no, NEED to) remember that.

    It's fun to hear about your Thanksgiving experience outside the USA. One of my most special Thanksgivings was when we were in Israel and gathered with a group of friends (American and Israeli) to celebrate the American holiday. Being outside the country made it even more meaningful, it seemed.

  5. Mmmm - especially in Israel, I'd imagine, Davene. I can imagine that would have been a wonderful experience... x

  6. So so true Anne! Really loved this post!!!

    Many Blessings to you and your lovely family!


  7. What a beautiful post, how true, so very true!

    (I couldn't help but notice a hint of southern charm in your writing.)

    Sounding like one of us!

    Blessings to you and yours!


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