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The Extra Mile







The Extra Mile

updated for Thanksgiving

Go out and catch a turkey;
Ax its neck and kill.
Pluck off all its feathers;
For this evenings, special meal.

 Bring it in for roasting;
While I make the pie.
Grandma kept us busy;
We baked, we boiled, we fried.

Chicken dumplin’s, pumpkin pie,
Homemade, Grandma’s rolls,
Giblet Gravy, mashed potatoes,
Pudding in the bowls.

Grandma always told me,
The way to catch a man;
Was to feed him good food.
He’d love and ask your hand.

Now when, I’m fixin’ dinner;
I really try my best
When I serve it, to my man;
He knows, that he’s been blessed.

There are many blessings;
When serving much in love.
When you do your serving;
For Him who is above.

Serving is Christ likeness,
For though Great God is He,
He served imperfect man;
And died to set us free.

Under God’s Authority;
He humbly served His will.
Gave to us examples;
How to follow and to yield.

Submitting, even to the cross;
He died a servant of our King.
Yielded to Authority;
Even through much suffering.

Now when I face the things;
I do, from day to day.
I remember, be a servant;
Love, the Christian Way.

Humbly loving, serving others,
With a Godly happy smile.
Like my, dear grandmother;
Who always went, the extra mile.


Susan Y Nikitenko
Oct. 2010

This poem is meant as a theme for a fall ladies gathering.  
It's meant to be a little funny and to bring a smile.

recipe for corn pudding:

1 Bag Frozen Corn (frozen only)
10 Eggs
1 Quart (2 Pints) Heavy Cream
Pinch Salt
Pinch Pepper
¾ Cup Sugar
Large Bowl
Ingredients
Pre-heat oven 325 Degrees
Grease Casserole Dish.
Line dish with 2 Cups Frozen Corn (can use a little more or less).
In a large bowl mix eggs, heavy cream, sugar, pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour mixture over corn.
Place casserole dish (uncovered) in oven and bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours.  Do NOT raise oven temperature.
Center will be firm but soft.  YUMMY!!


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THANKSGIVING:




THANKSGIVING
Susan Y Nikitenko
2011


Thanksgiving Is

A day of thanks unto God for the great bounty of not just the harvest,
But for the bounty of love that God has allowed us to know and enjoy.
It has been set aside to honor Him, remember Him and praise Him.

A day of feasting and celebration of family and
to acknowledge Gods graciousness to us. 

We as a nation have not deserved the great blessings
bestowed by God Almighty.  His great creation itself rejoices and shouts
of His goodness.  For this blessing alone we should be thankful.

His provision, for us as a nation, has been
astounding in comparison to other nations.  Let us return to Him and rejoice
with thanksgiving to our great God, who will never leave His child comfortless.

Let us be thankful for the provision of daily need whether
physical emotional or spiritual.  The provision of His grace that enables us
to continue on each day.

Have not the trees produced their crop and the fields their corn?
While others live in a barren waste and beg their bread?

 Still many dare to shake their fist at God while God
has been overly patient with this country.
Have not the spoiled of our country cried
the loudest in their complaints and bit the hands that fed them?

Let our thanksgiving be of a true heart,  living a life that exemplifies
our gratefulness by our obedience to God.
A nation that forgets God and forsakes His commandments
will not go unpunished.

Lord help us to love you more and truly realize how good you are. 
Help us to see how wonderfully blessed we are in this country.
Your blessings are numberless.

Let us fear what we allow to pass through our lips and
cause them to be filled with praise and thanksgiving. 

Oh Lord I pray, that this country doesn't have to
suffer tremendous loss in order to see how good we really had it.
The old saying stands true,  you really don't know what you have
until it's gone.  Once it's gone we'll realize we should have been grateful.

Let us be grateful.
Let our hearts be filled with  true thankfulness.
Let us rejoice in God's  immeasurable blessings.
Gods provision and His grace upon  this beautiful country,
 America,  our home.

Thank You, God.
Thank You.




Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through usthanksgiving to God. 


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Giving Thanks ~ Thanksgiving Day



    by Ron Tranmer

The table is set for our thanksgiving feast
and all have taken their place
The meal of the year, is finally here,
and oh, how great it will taste..

Potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce,
and rolls that are made fresh and hot.
Turkey with stuffing, right out of the oven.
Pumpkin pie that hasn't been bought.

Our family is anxiously gathered around
in a circle of love hand in hand.
A scene reminiscent of thanksgivings past.
A tradition we all understand.

Dad offers a prayer of thanksgiving to God
for abundance of blessings we share.
Tears touch his cheeks as he humbly gives thanks
for much more than the food that is there.

Though stomachs are empty, each heart is full
while united as family we pray.
Thanking dear God for His wonderful love,
and our blessings this Thanksgiving Day.

When this day is gone and life carries on,
may gratitude live on in me.
Lord help me, I pray, to make every day
a day of thanksgiving to Thee.   



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Courage To Dream Again




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Courage to Dream Again

October 2010
   Susan Y Nikitenko

Angels spread their wings;
To keep the snow from falling.
But the chilling winds;
Announce that winters calling.

The leaves have fluttered;
And tossed they swirl gently down.
While in the distance;
Geese call that familiar sound.

Sadness fills a heart;
When it seems a dream has failed.
When all leaves of hope;
Are gone and losses bewailed.

Sometimes dreams will die;
And sorrows bring the tears.
But trusting Jesus;
Relieves a heart chilled with cares.

God is in control;
Of both winter and the spring.
Of the Autumn rains;
And heartaches transforming sting.

We must die to self;
For God's purpose shall prevail.
He works for our good;
though we are sinful and frail.

Cold winds fill the sky;
Nature builds a warm embrace.
A place of comfort;
A sheltering hiding place.

Where do we find warmth;
In the bitter rains of loss?
Jesus is that place;
Of comfort, He bares our cross.

Though heartache will come;
Though winter winds whip and whirl.
And our soul cries out;
As we witness a dreams burial.

Remember the Spring;
Where new dreams and hopes are born.
Miracles of grace;
Arising from the fallen corn.

Seeds, of Truth and Life;
Tended with the Fathers hand.
Watered with His love;
Brings courage to dream again.




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