A Colonial Thanksgiving


Muted autumn
Snow covered forest
But just the floors
Like confectioners sugar
A season straddle
Some of this Fall bliss …

Some of winter’s cold and thatwwhite
Thanksgiving isn’t about getting fat
It is to honor God

For He drew the pilgrims
Away from religion
Placed them on the shores
In New England

The Native Americans
Were threatened
Blood was shed
By His grace
The dark and light skinned
Ate together when the harvest was in
The weather was cold
Resources thin
Like Jesus, they didn’t focus on sin
Each had a place at the table
With new mercies they were able
Side-by-side enjoy His fruits of their labor



You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

You anoint my head with oil’

My cup overflows (Psalm 23:5)


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Have a blessed Thanksgiving week.

In Christ,



8 thoughts on “A Colonial Thanksgiving

  1. I love these words Julie. Honoring God is the real reason for true Thanksgiving. And in finding gratitude we will open our hearts to those around us to share His mercy. I love your thoughts about that! Oh, and I like the dusting of confectioners sugar also! 🙂 Blessings and love to you Dear Sister!

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    1. Oh Bettie, I must admit I snooped around on the internet to find out more about that colonial Thanksgiving. I pray people today can let go of the wrongs and blood that was shed. For God’s grace brought them together when there was a physical and a spiritual need. It is all about Him always. I am learning this deep down in my soul. Love to you my sister.

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