Welcome to Red Couch Recipes at this wonderful time of year when we take the time to take stock of all our many blessing. There is a hymn in my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that is called "Count Your Many Blessings." I love hymns and this one is a great one to help you remember that even though things may be wrong in your life, there are still many things you can be grateful for.
"When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one.
Count your blessings, see what God hath done.
Count your blessings, Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings; see what God hath done.
I have included the three other verses.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
When you look at others with their lands and gold.
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy.
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.
So amid the conflict whether great or small;
Do not be discouraged God is over all
Count your many blessings; angels will attend.
Help and confort give you to your journey's end.
I hope that you will not think that I am trying to minimize others' struggles, but amid sorrow and trials, there is most likely a bright spot.
My turkey cake.
This is the first Thanksgiving I have spent without my husband in 26 years. I will miss him, but I am thankful and blessed with a husband who would sacrifice so much for our family, that he would take a job 2,000 miles away to support us. The housing market and job opportunities in our area remain in a deep slump. When he comes home for a visit in December it will have been 18 weeks since he left. He was able to come for a visit in October.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Myott Turkey Plates: T. J. Maxx
White Dinner Plates: Gibson
Bubble Glasses: Tai Pan Trading
Flatware: World Market
Placemat, Green Stemware, Napkins, and Napkin Rings: Wal-Mart
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