Autumn Meeting Report!

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First, we made cookies and paper pumpkins (see above for an example) with verses on them about thanking God, such as:

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 107:1

Then we had a picnic supper outside, where we enjoyed the pleasant weather and each other’s company.

We went inside and sang several of our favorite songs, and discussed  “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and what it really meant.

We also talked about being thankful even in difficulties; I read/told the story of the Ten Boom sisters being thankful even in Ravensbruck (one of the worst concentration camps in Germany!) Then we talked about all the things we could be thankful for about dishes and taking out recycle. 😀 We came up with quite a few things, since each of us had to come up with at least one thing, and several of us came up with more than one!

When we were done with that, we prayed and thanked God for various blessings, and then we got the cookies and pumpkins (mama had put them in boxes and made ’em all pretty) and we gave them to some neighbors. 🙂 Some of us did a “ditch dong ding” thing, where we put it down near the door, rang the bell and ran and hid. 😀

Afterward, we had some delicious  pumpkin bread (Thank you, Mrs. Stubbs!) and some of us got to sit by a fire a bit and sing a little. 🙂

All in all, it was a very enjoyable and thankful evening! Thank you girls for coming, and for those who weren’t able to make it: we missed you very much! Your “assignment” for these next few weeks is to find five things to be thankful for about a task that is disagreeable to you. Remember, if Betsy and Corrie can be thankful for fleas, we can be thankful for dishes! 😉

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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About Carissa

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and a wife to my wonderful husband. I enjoy knitting, photography, writing, baking, basketball, children, sword fighting, archery and more. I enjoy thinking and sharing about deep things, but I also delight in seeing the funny side of life. I have 7 younger siblings, am homeschooled (even though I technically graduated several years ago, I still consider myself homeschooled... it never really ends.), and go to Grace Bible Church. I blog at carissaserrell.com

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