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Happy Thanksgiving and a Special Thank You To My Readers!




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I cannot let this day go by without saying Happy Thanksgiving to my WordPress family and readers!  This year has been phenomenal and I am praising God for it and sincerely thanking you!  Our numbers at simplyjuliana more than tripled this year and I NEVER received anything but positive feedback.

I started writing when I was 50 years old and 2 years later, here I still sit, thank God!  God is wonderful and He has blessed me beyond words.  I had no idea what all He had in store for me.  My mother,  who went into heart failure twice after open heart surgery that was unsuccessful in stopping atrial fiberlation, brushed death twice last year.  Today, she is healed and a feisty elderly woman, glory to God!  He healed her and restored her health before our eyes.  I also had health issues, and God has touched me in a mighty way and am feeling better daily!

Little did I know this little blog would turn into a book that would sell out on amazon twice.  God is good!  No matter what your age or what you have faced, God’s blessings await you in ways you never knew possible!  Never give up!!

Thank you for sharing a little of your day with me!  I praise God for you, precious reader!!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Recipe-The Easiest Cherry Delight Recipe EVER!!

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One of my favorite side dishes with my turkey and dressing is “Cherry Delight”.  I think this is the easiest recipe I have ever seen.  If you are making this for Thanksgiving and you are following my “no stress” schedule you will make this on Wednesday before Thanksgiving on Thursday.   Enjoy!


1 can cherry pie filling

1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk

1 regular Cool Whip

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Mix together Eagle Brand Milk and Cool Whip.  Add cherry pie filling and pecans.  Incorporate well and refrigerate until ready to serve.  How easy is that??  Have a wonderful holiday!!!

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Give Thanks Unto the Lord for He is Good!

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the hand of the foe 3 and has gathered them from the lands— from the east and the west, from the north and the south.

4 Some[a] wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live. 5 They were hungry and thirsty; their spirits failed[b] within them. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress. 7 He led them by the right path to go to a city where they could live. 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 9 For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.

Bring it on!  Today is Thanksgiving for our family.  I will stuff myself with turkey and dressing, candied sweet potato casserole, cracker salad, and the list goes on for a mile!  Then I will say what I do every year as I plop into the recliner, “I NEVER want to see food again for the rest of my life!!”  Two hours later, I will be perusing the dessert bar at my mother’s asking when is supper!  Our family will all be together saying and doing the same things!

We are blessed.  I count my blessings as the love of a family, all of us being together, but most of all God being present in our home and lives!  I am thankful Jesus paid a high price for us just to have us!  I am thankful that everyday I can say thank you for the best things in life that are irreplaceable….my loved ones! 

Our family is growing and I am thrilled about that!  This year one new one and next year, well who knows?  I have decided, in my life, everyday is Thanksgiving, not just a month out of the year!  God thinks of me everyday….the least I can do is appreciate Him for it!

Blessings in abundance, dear reader!  Happy Thanksgiving, no matter day you choose to celebrate it on!

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