Yesterday we had our very first snow of the season. It looked like almost a foot of snow fell! Not getting any snow until November 17 is highly unusual but since our summer had record-breaking heat, I’m not sure what to expect this winter. It snowed all day yesterday. Huge fluffy flakes. Watching the snow fall reminded me of Jesus. Before the snow fell, everything looked dead and dirty. Once the snow started to fall, it covered all that is dead and dirty. It reminded me of how Jesus blood covers all of our sins. He washes us white as snow. The bare sleeping branches of trees and bushes now sparkle. Even the night is brighter when the ground is covered with snow.
Psalm 51:7 ~ Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Today was spent sledding, plowing and planning our Thanksgiving dinner. Holidays are the times that I really miss my extended family and the food. My family is full of the best cooks! Every year I scour the internet to find those down-home southern soul food classics to whip up for my family. This year we’re having smoked ham from our pig, macaroni & cheese, greens, cornbread dressing and herb dressing, (maybe string bean casserole) rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and assorted desserts. I’m trying to talk my husband into deep-frying a turkey too. My mother-in-law lives right next door and she usually makes dinner on Thanksgiving. I have thoroughly taken over this year and that was fine with her. She will be making the desserts, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. What is your family eating on Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions for Thanksgiving? We usually put up our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving but with our kitchen renovation mess, we won’t be able to until the project is complete. Hopefully it’s done soon.