Daily Provisions {Thankful Thursdays}

Many items we take for granted are our daily provisions. Yes, if it were not for the Lord our cupboards would be empty. While having a job to pay for the things we need, the Lord is the one who provided the job which buys the groceries we eat, the clothes we wear and keeps the roof over our heads. Today, I’m thankful for my daily provisions.

Daily Provisions {Thankful Thursdays}

Thankful for Daily Provisions


This time of year is a favorite for my husband and son (me too); it is deer hunting season. For some, hunting can be a sport for a trophy to hang on the wall, but for my husband and son it means putting meat in the freezer. Do they like seeing who kills the biggest dear? Yes, they do. We even have two deer heads hanging on the wall because they were the biggest (husband) and the first (son) they killed back home. They know the main reason why they are out there waiting patiently, so we will have meat in the freezer to help keep our grocery budget intact.


I’m thankful the Lord has allowed two deer to be put in the freezer so far this year. I’m praying for at least 3 more so then we will have enough “beefy” meat to last until next winter. For those of you crinkling your nose at the thought of venison, if it is cooked properly you can’t tell the difference between it and beef. My mom has eaten it many times and didn’t know the difference – I did have to keep it a secret from her. :)

Looking around at my kitchen, I see a container of pumpkin muffins and a pot of coffee. I’m thankful for those two little things we can enjoy along with the other daily provisions the Lord has blessed our family with.

12 comments

  1. Venison is much healthier for you too because the deer are wild and haven't been fed man-processed feed or injected with hormones or antibiotics. How awesome that your guys are successful hunters! Our 14 year old son is really hoping to get his first deer this year alongside his daddy.

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  2. Thank you Lori! I always look forward to reading Thankful Thursday. I'm Thankful, The Lord knows how to provide for all of us.

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  3. HI Lori, I am grateful for this beautiful post.
    I am also grateful for God's provision. I don't take it for granted.
    The Lord has been faithful.
    God Bless and thanks for the linkup.

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  4. It sure is, Cheryl. I love the fact there is nothing unnatural in the meat we are eating. I hope you son gets his deer, I remember praying every time Jamie went the first year he went he would get one. That phone call I received I could hear the excitement in his voice. It was amazing!

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  5. Thanks, Momma. I'm thankful too!

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  6. I was just reading a news article about the families who are back to where they were before the oil boom. Children are now doing without food just so they can keep a roof over their heads. There were a couple families who moved out of $3000 a month apartments to storage units and are depending on the school breakfast and lunch programs to keep their children fed. This broke my heart and made me realize, I did take for granted what we have. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Thank you so much for featuring my article and hosting the linkup!

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  8. Hi Lori, I love how you remind us each week to be thankful for those things we could so easily overlook. I have issues with hunting ... not ethical or anything - but "I think I may pass out and die if I see a dead animal" kind of issues! :-) Yup, now you know ... not stable. ha! This week, I got home from my school drop-off and doctor routine one morning and as I was getting out of the car, I hear this squeaking sound. It wasn't a normal sound and it got louder as I neared the door. I look and see a mouse! Stuck on the tape my husband had put out to catch it! NOOOOOOO! It was horrible! I ran in the house and had to exit the back door the rest of the day so I wouldn't go near it! Then, I'm not in the house but 30 minutes and a bird flies into our front window and drops dead. Really? I had to pick him up because I feared the dog trying to eat it. I was ready for a counseling session! lol!
    Sorry for my long post, but I hope it made you giggle!
    Lori

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  9. You are so welcome, Maria Have a good weekend.

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  10. I did get a good giggle, Lori. :) The first time my husband shot a deer with me, I almost cried. I still get a little sad when I see them fall, but knowing the meat is going in the freezer helps a lot. Have a good weekend.

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  11. We are not hunters but I am thankful people do hunt them to keep their population in check. Deer can be such hazards on the road ways.
    I am thankful for so much and feel a bit guilty to be blessed right now.
    Happy Thanksgiving to your family and I sure hope you get 3 more deer.

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  12. They are a hazard indeed. I just read a news article this week about a man in another part of the state being killed after hitting a deer and it coming in through the windshield on him. Thank you, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving also.

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