The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I'm thankful for....

First, I want to share my sky from yesterday with you... what a splendid display of cirrocumulus, including some incredible mare's tail-shaped cirrus clouds, which were well presented (and followed by a cirrocumulus mackerel sky means that we can expect strong westerlies at the surface in the near future)... so, here is the summary in pictures...How great is our God?!

Aside from that, the Thanksgiving holiday is breathing hard down our necks. The grocery stores all packed to the brim with some less than pleasant shoppers, counting each others carted items in the express line, ready to brawl if there are 21 items. The roads are covered in bumper to bumper traffic, full of frustrated drivers, holding tight to their steering wheel and their position, unwilling to merge and allow yet another vehicle into the over-crowded, gridlocked mix. Everyone's headed to Grandma's, Mom's, Great Aunt Matilda's... yet, in all the mayhem and grief, the table starts to turn and our senses come to life, as we remember grandma's creamy mashed potatoes and juicy gravy, Mom's exceptionally yummy sweet potato casserole, gtb's really incredibly awesome roasted butternut squash soup. Ahh, the fragrant aroma of a cinnamon rolls for breakfast, the mouthwatering oversized, overstuffed turkey baking in the oven... the various bands presenting themselves in the highest honor, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, as you wait for your favorite float, the sound of men shouting over the wins and losses of their favorite teams... family, friends sitting around the table in a gesture of love, sharing what they have to be most thankful for... what God has done... what God is currently doing... what God will do in each of our lives... all the many blessings. I hope that you have a truly blessed Thanksgiving! Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you're thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I am thankful for husband and daughter and for overcoming breast cancer this year. :o)

  2. I am thankful for what every American should be thankful for. Everything.

    I can't wait for Jan 1 to make a resolution to be thankful for every day and not gripe about the small stuff. In fact I think I will start now.

    Great post Dew, and thanks for reminding us to be thankful.

    Troy and Martha

  3. Wonderful post, love those skies (and I see some "buttermilk" clouds!). Have a great TG holiday!

  4. I'm thankful for what every CITIZEN in the world should be thankful, and that's mainly the good health my family is enjoying at the moment
    happy thanksgiving!

  5. Hi Dew, I too am thankfull that I have been given the gift of life and all that it brings.
    I have enjoyed your SWF pictures and think you have shown them at their best. Have a good week.

  6. Dewd - missed you on SWF this week (I didn't make it either, but wanted to check in). Hope you're having a fantastic holiday weekend.

  7. Thanks for sharing what all you are thankful for. I appreciate each of you!


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