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From the Word

“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” (Deuteronomy 8:10-14)

Notable Quotables

“Only turkeys aren’t thankful.” (Sonya Valentino)

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” (Cicero)

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” (Unknown)

“Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.” (Christina Rossetti)

“Gratitude bestows reverence . . . changing forever how we experience life and the world.” (John Donne)

“Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing—a grateful heart!” (George Herbert)

Around the NetHoliday Edition

Fun Video Link #1
Homemade Science with a Physics Marble Track
(Bruce Yeany)

Was your science teacher this cool? If so, you’re probably an engineer right now. Enjoy this introduction to Galileo’s observations on dynamics.

Fun Video Link #2
Original Voice Actors of Your Favorite Disney Characters
(Hanna Rodriguez)

Meet the real people who provided music vocalizations for a variety of animated Disney characters you’ve enjoyed over the years.

Fun Video Link #3
The Side-Splitting Elephant Story
(Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke)

This is the funniest outtake in comedy sketch history—with apologies for the one mildly naughty word at the end of the clip. Just try not to laugh.

Something to Ponder

Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

– Martin Rinkart

The Glory of Creation

Over the River and through the Woods

cabin-stream-trees-fall-yellowImage Credit: @EnjoyNature

Into All the World

“Thank God for God.” (Joyce Kilmer)

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