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I hope that everyone has had a great Thanksgiving celebration.  We really relaxed this year.  We used paper plates and reduced our clean up time significantly so that we could spend more time with the kids.  We played in the backyard went to the park and played dominoes.  Our oldest grandson kids our butts all the time.  We are not trying to let him win either.  The twins played too.  Their parents rested!  I wonder why?

All this week we have been eating left overs.  We started with turkey sandwiches with dressing and cranberries.  Then we had potatoes squash and turkey with vegetables.  Last night we had an amazing macaroni and turkey casserole that was to die for.  Nothing was wasted except we did not make soup out of the bones.  I love left overs I find that sometimes the left overs are better than the first serving of a food.  This is always true of chilli which for some reason needs to sit a while.

In the church I try not to give God the left overs of my life.  I encourage people to give God the best that they have to honour him.  Good theology!

I come to the place where I am happy when I get the left overs of God’s blessing.  I rather have something of God’s love than nothing at all.  I come to the place that often I am misinformed of what the main course it and when it is served.  What I want is not always what I need so God seems to be letting me have the left overs rather than being invited to the party.  Yet the left overs are amazing and I am changed by them.

Maybe we can learn from thanksgiving that the best part is often the left overs rather than the main course.

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:2-3

 

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