A time to give thanks

A time to show our love

A time to share all that we have

A time to pray together

A time to look forward not back

A time to heal all wounds

A time to forgive all wrongs

A time to give of ourselves to others

A time to savor the precious moments

A time to be thankful to God

Wishing you and yours a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Apple Pie

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of the first visitors to our land – the Pilgrims and how they celebrated their first Thanksgiving with the Indians. They shared their food and gave thanks to God. Now we think of turkey and all the fixings, pumpkin pie and other delicious desserts. But we do say a prayer to give thanks to God for all our blessings. For without Him we would not exist.

Here is my prep for baking pumpkin pies. I made a large one for the family and two smaller ones (for my husband and me to have after Thanksgiving). Yum!

Thank you for stopping by. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not I wish you wonderful days ahead as this year races towards the end of 2018.


Happy shopping on black Friday and beyond. Don’t forget to purchase Jemsbooks for all the people on your list. Jemsbooks.com has something for everyone!

Blessings & Hugs


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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  1. Looks delicious, Janice! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Amy Caudill says:

    Lovely post Janice, and a great message! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy those lovely pies.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving from Canada! 🙂

  5. Jennie says:

    Looks delicious, Janice! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, food, and happy times. 🦃

  6. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful sentiment Janice. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. ❤ xx

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