Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

This morning on my way to Thanksgiving dinner with Michael's family, I was listening to a christian radio station interview the parents of Michael Orr. Who is Michael? The movie and the book Blindside was based on the their true story. If you haven't seen that movie yet...just do it!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving; however, it was unfortunately cut short due to the sleet that was falling. With a two hour drive home we didn't want to take a chance.

Well, on our way home there was a homeless man standing beside a busy intersection . Michael is at Wal-mart, so I call him and tell him to pick up some gloves and stocking cap, some BBQ chicken and water. After hearing the message this morning on how this couple felt lead to "just turn around", I felt the Lord tug on my heart about helping this man. It is so cold and is suppose to get below 20 tonight. Michael also bought him a coat and gave him $20. (I told him he only had on a jacket.)

I am so thankful to have a home to stay warm in, a family who loves me, and food. I'm thankful the basic needs are met... plus so much more.

I hope we all are taking the time to reflect on our blessings today. I am blessed!
Please say a prayer for those who are alone on this Thanksgiving day, for those who are hungry, for those who are cold, and for those who are sick.

Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving! How very sweet of you to share with that man. I am sure it made his day!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I love everything about this post! We have that very same verse posted on our board in the dining room this month, I love it! You are so right, we have more to be thankful for than we could ever have imagined. Your kindness showed toward the homeless man just melts my heart.

Kara said...

Thank you for helping him!

MiMi said...

That is so wonderful that you helped that man out!
You just showed him the spirit of the Lord. :)

Trudy said...

Wonderful Rhonda. You are such a wonderful blessing to share with others and a shining example of Christ's love for us.

Blessings to you!

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Roger and LeAnn said...

That was such a charitably loving act to do for someone in need. Thanks for sharing and I will hope to spread this love around myself.
Blessing and hugs to you! LeAnn

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so thankful you had a great Thanksgiving.
What a powerful post. You guys are such a great family and it so inspiring that you listened to God in a world that usually tells us not to help out strangers. What a great example you are for your kiddos.
Thanks for a wonderful post.