Despite the difficulties of 2012, we have much to be thankful for. Our (not so) little family first. Our new church community, new friends, old friends, extended family. We are thankful for health enough to work, employment to keep us running, a little house to shelter us, and a new home (nearly finished) for us to move into. Grateful for a farm, healthy animals, and acres of soil to steward, and for the woodland and stream that support wild creatures and make our new home so beautiful.
This year’s Thanksgiving meal was especially blessed since each child helped with a dish. Here is James helping with the pumpkin pie:
A very traditional New England Thanksgiving Dinner was enjoyed by all:
And we snuggled up by the fire with dessert and cherished family time.
Rejoice always Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.~ 1 Thes 5:16-18
Although it is not yet even Advent, I know that many of you have begun shopping for Christmastide. And today is Small Business Saturday. We have sets of Chrism-Scented Christmas candles, hand-poured by us, available for pre-order in our online shop. They smell positively divine! $25 the set.