Tagged…But in a Good Way

I’ve had the privilege of being “tagged” by David Fisher…at Pilgrim Scrubbings…now entering his second year of blogging.

This game of tag is both fun and sobering. Please sure to click over to David’s website and check out his postings which are always an encouragement. David is open and transparent…and his deep abiding faith shines through. So David…thanks for the invite to play. Here are my responses:

1. What comes to mind/what is your heart’s response when you think of or hear the word…”CALVARY”?

The cross…on which my precious Savior died…shedding his blood to pay for my sins (with the hymn…The Old Rugged Cross in my head). Thank you Jesus!

2. What would you like to have inscribed on your tombstone?

She finished well….she kept the faith and brought praise and glory to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missing by her loving husband ______. (P.S. Yo…what are you doing here? She’s not here…she’s in heaven!) (Sorry David…I couldn’t resist a wee bit more than one sentence.)

3. Which attribute of God do you find yourself revelling in the most?

Grace, grace, God’s grace…grace that is greater than all my sins…of which I’m keenly aware and ever mindful of.

Likewise…I’m going to “tag” a few new blogger friends. I look forward to seeing your responses. The real challenge is to keep it brief…a sentence or two. For those of you who don’t have a blog…perhaps this will tempt you to start one. Or at least take a few minutes to answer these questions yourself. Feel free to leave your responses…by clicking on “comments” link below.

(And yes…I do have a name or two I wouldn’t mind seeing in that blank spot following the word husband.)


It does not become the sparrow
to mix in the dance of the cranes.

~Danish Proverb~

My morning walks are near a river bed…thus in the fall and wintertime I am able to behold these wonderful creatures flying overhead. Not sure if it’s some type of crane or pelican. They are ever so graceful. They leave sometime in the spring…but I look forward to the time they return again in the fall.

An American’s Thanksgiving

My heartfelt thanksgiving,
For the blessings bestowed by my God

Chosen by the Father,
For salvation through his Son

Placed in a nation,
To be a light to the world

Given His Word,
God’s message to share

Our liberty and freedom,
Guaranteed in the Constitution

Our nation’s independence,
Protected by those who serve

One nation united,
All differences set aside

Reflecting with thanksgiving,
This fourth Thursday in November

Bowed in gratitude,
For the blessings from above

Humbled at the responsibilities,
Entrusted us by our God

By Susan Bunts
Thanksgiving 2005 – November 24th

Proclamation of Thanksgiving


The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

President Abraham Lincoln – 1863

An American’s Thanksgiving









My heartfelt thanksgiving,
For the blessings bestowed by my God

Chosen by the Father,
For salvation through his Son

Placed in a nation,
To be a light to the world

Given His Word,
God’s message to share

Our liberty and freedom,
Guaranteed in the Constitution

Our nation’s independence,
Protected by those who serve

One nation united,
All differences set aside

Reflecting with thanksgiving,
This fourth Thursday in November

Bowed in gratitude,
For the blessings from above

Humbled at the responsibilities,
Entrusted us by our God

By Susan Bunts
Thanksgiving 2005 – November 24th

Not a Lone Voice

When posting my article on feminism…I was a little nervous that I would endure the wrath of some feminists that found my comments offensive. I’ve been pleased to find out I am not a lone voice in this battle.

Both men and women feel the far reaching effects of feminism.

Drew commented, “Great comments. Concisely written and on point. I enjoyed how you articulated the negative aspects of feminism…not too many people point them out and the second and third order effects of what appears to be a good policy, but in truth is flawed. Keep the faith!”

Janna commented, “So true, all that you said. As an educated career woman myself, I also am thankful for the opportunities I’ve had but yet am saddened by the “collateral damage” caused by the feminist movement. Your points were right on! I’m going to continue browsing your blog, but come visit mine sometime. My blog is basically a daily devotional.”

Be sure to checkout Janna’s blog at Bread Crumbs…it’s food for the hungry Christian soul.