The best day of the year to give thanks to the Lord has always been today. However, we have a tendency to forget that, and so I am grateful for a day set apart to remind us of what God has done and to remind us to give Him thanks.
For those of you who don’t know, Thanksgiving Day in Canada was proclaimed by the Canadian Parliament “For general thanksgiving to Almighty God for the blessings with which the people of Canada have been favoured.”1 It is celebrated on the second Monday in October, and has been since 1932 (with only one exception). The official Canadian Heritage government website gives additional insights into the history of Thanksgiving in Canada that could be very interesting for further exploration.
One thing for which I am thankful is the beauty we see around us in fall in this part of the world. Here are a few pictures we have taken recently.
Elizabeth decided to make a unique use of some fallen maple leaves this fall. This cake was great, and the chocolate leaves made it simply amazing! If you want to know how she made them, visit our recipes page. (Sorry, that page doesn’t exist. Maybe some day we will make such a page.)
Psalm 95:2 “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”
Now that the floor is finished, the piano decided that it liked the looks of the new room and has made itself at home at the far end, near the future stairwell opening.
You will notice in the picture that we were rolling the piano on some old cardboard boxes. This is because one of the piano coasters does not roll very well, and we didn’t want to scratch the newly installed floor. This move took place partly so that we could play music for the local Gideons. A banquet is planned for Thanksgiving day (Monday October 11). You may also notice that there is some basil drying on a blanket in the background. We had a hard frost recently, so all the garden produce has been moved in.
The most noticeable change was not the absence of the piano in the living room. Rather, the most noticeable change was the great improvement in sound incurred by the move. I suppose this may have something to do with the fact that all the books were taken off the top, too. It needs a little tuning now, but in spite of that, we all appreciate hearing the piano from all over the house when it is played.
Psalm 95:1 “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
The floor is finished!
Here are just a couple pictures….
Now Daddy is working on the door sills.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. Psalm 86:12