UPDATED: Biggest Snowfall on Thanksgiving Day in ABQ in 60 Years! At FGGAM We Got 7 1/2 Inches

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UPDATE: ABQ RECORD SNOWFALL

Photo of doggy’s was taken from our house at 3am today.

 

UPDATE: 12:07pm 7 1/2 inches total at our place!

Reno at top, Daisy below, love the snow! 4am today!!!

Be very careful out there! Please do not drive fast.

God has covered Albuquerque this morning with purity……His snow…..,His peace……let us be thankful for our God, who loves all. Oh Albuquerque! Pray for those who do not know Jesus! It has been snowing most the night here on the west side. It was snowing at 3am when I got up and is still snowing at 4:25am. It is a heavy wet snow! PURITY!

Snow in Albuquerque for Thanksgiving! 6 inches?

We have 6 inches of snow here at FGGAM at 5:50 AM! We live on the west side of ABQ. This may be the most snowfall we have seen since we moved to the west side 12 years ago. Who said it never snows/rains on this side of the river! LOL!

KOB TV Weatherman Steve Stucker reports this is the most snow Albuquerque has received on Thanksgiving Day in 60 years!!!

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8

He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ Job 37:6

About 1,836 people died as the result of Hurricane Katrina, which was called the “worst natural disaster” ever to hit the U.S. However, every 19 minutes that many souls perish without Christ. Natural disasters cannot be prevented buy because of Calvary, God’s people can help prevent this continual spiritual disaster of souls dying with hope. Taken from “Praying for the lost” By Lee E. Thomas.

We pray all come to Jesus!

We pray the violence ends now.

God loves us so so very much……..

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
 
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35

Snow Fall in New Mexico!

Weather Channel Report

Heavy snow, wind, power outages lead to dangerous Thanksgiving travel conditions
Travel will be bad in the Midwest and the Plains and “very difficult to nearly impossible” in southwest Oregon and Northern California, forecasters said.

Read in NBC News: https://apple.news/A07fv7AEmSZ6UOoMkrYOiHA

Shared from Apple News

From Dr. Jim Denison:

Singing hymns in prison at midnight

Yesterday, we encountered the biblical commands to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and to “always give thanks to God the Father for everything” (Ephesians 5:20 NCV). We are to give thanks “in” and “for” all that we experience.

As we noted, the harder our circumstances, the more difficult it is to express such gratitude. We may never understand God’s reasons for allowing our suffering until we are with him in glory. But we can claim the fact that we will know then what we do not know now (1 Corinthians 13:12). And we can trust his heart even when we do not see his hand.

A second way to be thankful in hard places is to note the way people who express gratitude in adversity can inspire the world with their courage.

Paul’s example comes to mind. When he and his fellow sailors were facing calamity, “he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat” (Acts 27:35). Then “they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves” (v. 36).

When Paul and Silas sang hymns to God at midnight in a Philippian jail, “the prisoners were listening to them” (Acts 16:25). When God did not remove his “thorn in the flesh,” the apostle chose to “boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9). And his courageous gratitude still marks those who encounter it today.

“If it bleeds, it leads.”

One reason such gratitude is so inspirational is that it is so unusual. It’s far easier when reading the day’s news to focus on the negative than on the positive.

For instance, CNN tells us that life expectancy at birth continues to drop in America. Brutal weather is disrupting holiday travels and could even ground the famous balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time since 1971. And a man who contracted a rare bacterial infection after being licked by his dog has died.

I could go on, but you get the point. As the old newspaper adage goes, “If it bleeds, it leads.” We are more drawn to bad news than to good news.

There’s a second factor at work as well. Secular people discount the possibility of a divine factor in their current circumstances. They also see the future as chaotic and unpredictable. As a result, they are unlikely to credit God for their present successes or turn to him with their present problems or future fears.

Consequently, for millions of Americans, Thanksgiving is a holiday focusing on feasting and football rather than a holy day focusing on a Father who loves us.

The Power that empowers gratitude

For these reasons, giving thanks to God in good times is countercultural. Giving thanks to God in hard times is even more so.

That’s an important reason why giving thanks in and for all things is so important. Skeptics can discount our faith when life is easy. But they cannot help taking note when we trust and thank God when life is hard.

So, if you are facing challenges today, know that others are watching. And know that God will help you experience gratitude if you will ask him.

The biblical call to “always give thanks to God the Father for everything” (Ephesians 5:20 NCV) is preceded by the imperative to “be filled with the Spirit” (v. 18). When we submit our struggles and pain to the Holy Spirit and ask him to redeem them for God’s glory and our good, he empowers us to give thanks in a storm and sing hymns in a prison.

“How manifold His goodness, how rich His grace to me!”

On Thanksgiving Day, we’ll learn from a very unlikely source how to give thanks for what we have. On Friday, we’ll learn from a small boy’s gift how to give thanks for what we do not yet have.

For today, as we consider the power of a grateful heart, let’s close with this testimony:

My heart is overflowing with gratitude and praise,
To Him whose loving kindness has followed all my days;
To Him who gently leads me by cool and quiet rills
And with their balm of comfort my thirsty spirit fills.

Within the vale of blessing, I walk beneath the light
Reflected from His glory, that shines forever bright.
I feel His constant presence wherever I may be;
How manifold His goodness, how rich His grace to me!

My heart is overflowing with love and joy and song,
As if it heard an echo from yonder ransomed throng.
Its every chord is vocal with music’s sweetest lay,
And to its home of sunshine it longs to fly away.

I feign would tell the story, and yet I know full well
The half was never, never told—the half I cannot tell.

Fanny Crosby wrote these words. Her eyes were blind. But her heart saw God and gave him thanks.

Does yours?

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