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Thanksgiving Scripture & Prayer

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what the Lord has provided for us, here is some Thanksgiving Scripture & Prayer as well as a few  helps.

A Few Thankful Scriptures
  • Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
    And into His courts with praise.
    Be thankful to Him, and bless His name Psalm 100
  • because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Col 3:15

This is a Puritan prayer. My denomination doesn’t believe in necessarily reciting other peoples’s prayers on a regular basis. However

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Homestead Heritage’s 21st Annual Thanksgiving Craft & Children’s Fair Weekend

November 28th – 30th This is an intentional Christian Community aimed at self sufficiency. This Fair is about all things old timey. They are open all year long if you miss the 21st Annual Homestead Craft & Children’s fair. If you long to be self sufficent, love history, you’re green or just want to know more about gardening and pottery this is the place for you! You may see the McVay’s, Supercinski’s & Benavides wandering about……. Here is the information from their site: Join us for our 21st annual Homestead Craft & Children’s Fair at Brazos de Dios. Bring the whole family and plan to spend the entire day-there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from young to old. Be sure to dress warmly for those chilly, late fall evenings. Craft Demonstrations Agricultural Exhibits Working Homestead Music Outdoor Food Activities for Children Gift Shopping Barn Raising Annual Auction And Much More! Craft Demonstrations Each day in the craft pavilion, you’ll find a wide variety of ongoing homestead craft demonstrations – woodworking with hand tools, pottery, sewing, quilting, spinning, weaving, broom making, basket making, leather work and more. Shopping While you’re here, plan to do some Christmas shopping-we have hundreds of handcrafted gifts and specialty items from which to choose. Agricultural Exhibits At Heritage Farm, our working homestead, watch agricultural demonstrations including draft horse farming, sheep herding with a sheepdog, cow and goat milking, butter and cheese making, brick-oven bread baking and cider pressing, as well as exhibits on beekeeping, poultry raising, farm animals and more. Music Gather under the music tent with us for gospel songs, bluegrass msic and more each afternoon of the Fair, as well as Friday and Saturday evenings. Activities for Children For your children, we offer hands-on activities, including beeswax candle dipping, felting, making soap balls, learning to cross-stitch, shaping a wooden spatula and more. Outdoor Food Throughout each day we offer tasty food at our outdoor concession booths and kiosks-try a sizzling beef sausage-on-a-stick or a spicy, grilled chicken gordita. Sample our fresh whole wheat bread baked in a brick oven or try one of our specialty flavors of ice cream. And Much More! You’ll also find horse-drawn hayrides, artwork, children’s writings, children’s books, Homestead Farms specialty foods, solid wood furniture, letterpress printing, an audiovisual presentation, a baked goods sale and more! See You at the Fair! ANNUAL FAVORITES At the Working Homestead * Draft Horse Farming * Sheepdog Demonstration In the Craft Pavilion Area * Making a Windsor Chair * Working Wood by Hand * Wheel-Thrown Pottery In the Music Tent * Children’s Choirs * Evening Music On the Fairgrounds * Horse-Drawn Hayrides * Apple Cider Pressing * Candle Dipping * Barn Raising * Homestead Gristmill * Toy Sailboats At the Food Court * Shish Kabobs * Hamburgers & Fries * Maple Pecan Ice Cream * Hot Apple Cider At the Food Kiosks * Kettle Corn * Apple Cider Donuts * Sausage-on-a-Stick At the Community Hall * Children’s Writings * Children’s Books BARN RAISING Come give us a hand on Friday and Saturday as we raise and assemble a historic barn frame using traditional hand methods. HISTORIC BUILDINGS TOUR Allow time to take the historic buildings walking tour, to see buildings including a 1760’s New Jersey barn, an 1830’s Missouri cabin and an 1860’s New York smokehouse. RESTORED GRISTMILL Be sure to walk over to Homestead Gristmill, our 1760’s restored gristmill where we grind whole wheat flour and cornmeal.