Posted by: cindybythesea | November 23, 2011

A Day for Giving Thanks

      The Land of Plenty

Today shoppers are busy filling their carts with cranberries, sweet potatoes, turkey and pumpkin pies, already loosening their belts a notch or two for the one day of the year notorious for over-eating.

We love Thanksgiving and why not, for it is at the heart of who we are as Americans. Instilled early in our national heritage (Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1621),  the idea of sharing and giving thanks to God for all that he has supplied in this land of plenty has long been at the heart and the soul of this great nation. 

And, while many today see Thanksgiving as not much more than a great day for football and the kick-off to another holiday shopping season, others, remember the true meaning of the day and give thanks

With that in mind, I am thanking God for all of you and the friends that we have become through the format of this blog. I pray that each of you has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving filled with good food, family, friends and the spirit of Jesus Christ.  For those of you, who may be alone this holiday season, remember this, (and, I speak from experience, as my family lives far away), when, we have Jesus, we may be lonely at times, but, we are never alone. And, for those of you, who have room for one more at the table, I encourage you to make that invitation, believe me, it means the world to someone else.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

 “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.” (KJV)

                                      Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy



  1. With gratitude to our Lord Jesus for the insights He gives you to share with us all Cindy, may you and yours have a wonderful day together giving thanks!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Cindy!

    [Thank you Rob, I hope you had a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving as well! May God bless you, keep you and protect you in the coming days! C]

  3. Thanks Cindy, thought you might like this…

    Edward Winslow’s account, which he wrote in a letter dated December 12, 1621.

    Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn, and our barley indifferent good, but our peas not worth the gathering, for we feared they were too late sown. They came up very well, and blossomed, but the sun parched them in the blossom. Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.



    [Hi Mike, Thank you for sharing this, I did enjoy it very much! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thanks again to you for all the study and sharing you do with me, its always a blessing! C]

  4. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you Cindy! I appreciate your insight very much and always look forward to your posts. Many blessings to you as we celebrate this very special holiday!

    [Hi Katherine, Thank you so much for your Thanksgiving wishes, I in turn, hope that you had a wonderful and blessed time with your family, may God bless you and keep you in his providential care. C]

  5. Among the MANY things that I am thankful for I would say that more so this year than ever before, I am so thankful for the watchmen & women that my Father has set before me…the ones that He has actually led me to in such a fashion that it in it’s self is a testament to His unfailing love for me. This year at the table when I bow before Him, I will be thanking Him for my dear sister Cindy & many others that have stayed the course with all its diversions … so have a wonderful Thanksgiving day, you & your family are in my prayers. Hey, maybe tomorrow is THE DAY? You know dear sister, I have been looking for Him now every day for many days, & I am like you in that with each day that passes, we are indeed one day closer to His shout !! I just don’t see how anyone that has been watching & waiting could just give up because of a delay that “we” think is just too much for us to bear…I always feel like the delay only adds to the excitement of the suspense, to the climatic build up, to the mystery of His return !! My oil doth run over!! May His peace & love be heavy on you!!

    Bee Beverly

    [Hi Bee, What a beautiful note! How wonderful it is to know that there are people like you that are immensely greatful for all that God has done. Thank you so much for remembering me, I thank God for you too and know that you are strong and faithful witness for him in these last days. Sister, you are an encouragement to me! May God bless you richly and deeply! C]

  6. Dear Cindy By The Sea, I am a new reader(3 months) of your blog. It was Carlos who recomended you in one of his posts. I have been lead to keep you and Brother Carlos in my daily prayers. I just love your insight about the events so very much. I just wanted to share how Thankful I am for your work. Mahalo and Blessings to Your Ohana!

    [Hi Olive, Aloha and thanks for writing! What a pleasure it is to hear from someone here in Hawaii. I really appreciate you taking the time to write and I especially appreciate your prayers, they are much needed! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope to hear from you again! C]

  7. Cindy, hope your Thanksgiving was blessed (and everyone else here, too). I am thankful to God for blogs like this to meet like-minded followers of YHWH and where we can encourage each other to dig deeper into the Word and to praise Him for all He has done and will do! Blessed be His Name!

    [Hi Tam, Thanks so much for writing. I agree, how blessed we are to have forums like these (mine and yours and the many others) for sharing and encouraging one another – readers and writers alike. I know it has been a tremendous blessing for me and one I look forward to each and every day. C]

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