“Come, ye thankful people, come”
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Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.
–The United Methodist Hymnal Number 694

The Autumn months are by far my favorite. Leaves changing color; crisp breathy mornings; a bountiful harvest; a season of thanksgiving. Several years ago one of my sisters started a tradition of every day in November writing down for what we are thankful. Even the kids participate. At the end of the month, we share our top five after our Thanksgiving dinner. Acknowledging what we are thankful for is such a great habit to develop. At first its easy, right? Family, friends, plenty to eat. But then you need to be intentional. After several days you start to realize even the little gifts God gives you each day for which we should give thanks.

“And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.”
“Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.”
―Both quotes from Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Will you join me in a month of thanks? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Nov 1: I’m thankful for Jesus
Nov 2: I’m thankful even for Naomi’s restless nights for the time with babies is fleeting.

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About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.
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7 Responses to “Come, ye thankful people, come”

  1. Kristen says:

    Thanks for initiating this, Tammy!
    Nov 1: Special time with family
    Nov 2: Warm, snuggly baby to love & care for

  2. Lee says:

    Thank you for sharing that hymn! Question, is there a link to the design on those lovely mobile coops I saw on the fb link to here? I’d be thankful for that!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Tammy it is good to give thanks to the Lord so thank you for a public opportunity to do so. Here are mine to add to the list.
    November 1. I am thankful for Our Lord God sending His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to come and live and die on this Earth so that I a sinner shall have life eternally with Him.
    November 2. A Bible that I can hold and read freely without persecution every day of my life.

  4. Leslie MacGregor says:

    Nov 1: my mother’s smile
    Nov 2: shelter from a chilly wind and the smiles of those in church

  5. Rose says:

    1. Gotta say my husband. He’s the best. For real.
    2. I’m thankful that I can be better than my beginnings. That God can change me.
    3. I’m thankful that I can breathe through my nose today! Time to kick this virus!

    Shall we keep adding comments as the days go by, or will there be further posts on this subject?

  6. GEORGE BOWER says:

    I’M THANKFUL THAT I HAVE A WIFE OF 49 YEARS THAT LOVES ME. SHE IS MY EVERYTHING. GOD BLESSED ME IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY BY ALLOWING ME TO BECOME HER HUSBAND. THANK YOU LORD. I LOVE YOU HONEY…

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