Happy Thanksgiving – Take Peace

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I wanted wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and share a wonderful letter of encouragement that was written to a dear friend back in 1513.

Although it was written so long ago, the words still ring true for us today.

“I salute you. I am your friend and my love for you goes deep.

There is nothing I can give you which you have not got. But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give it, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven!

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instance. Take peace!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy!

Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty . . . that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage then to claim it, that is all!

And so I greet you, with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

“Fra Giovanni, 1513



I want to encourage you today….
Take Peace
Take Joy
and Take Heaven

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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    8 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving – Take Peace

    1. Thank you for sharing this lovely letter. I left the U.S. eight weeks ago and am now living in Germany. I find each day an enormous challenge, and I must dig deep to find the courage I need to move forward. I have spent this day, Thanksgiving, far from my family and friends. Now, I will look for tomorrow’s day break with new hope and know that the shadows will indeed flee as I walk with God’s love and joy. Sometimes we just need a nudge! Thank you again and again, and may God’s grace and peace be with you.

    2. Hi Pearl,
      Thank you for the lovely quote, one of my all time favorites.
      Thank you so much for all you share throughout the year.
      Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
      Warmly ~ Madai

    3. Beautiful post! I missed this when it was first posted, and am glad to find it amongst the rush of Christmas prep. Thank you!

      Have a blessed Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year.

      All best wishes, from Cass and family at That Old House!

    4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving ; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Tim 4:4-5, NKJV

    5. I have spent this day, Thanksgiving, far from my family and friends. Now, I will look for tomorrow’s day break with new hope and know that the shadows will indeed flee as I walk with God’s love and joy. Sometimes we just need a nudge! Thank you again and again, and may God’s grace and peace be with you.

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