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Robin Inspired Gratitude

There is a mama robin raising a chick or two in the nest she created right above a light on our deck.  The last time we observed this scenario, in the exact same spot, I identified a little too much with the mama robin as … Continue reading

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Lessons From Little-Known Women of the Bible: Anna

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, a day when we will simply give thanks around a table overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and other goodies.  No gifts.  No hype.  No countdown, unless you’re the one hosting a large crowd for the day, and even that is a joy. … Continue reading

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A Year of Thanksgiving

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While we’re devouring turkey, stuffing, cranberry salad and pumpkin pie, among other goodies, I hope we won’t forget what we’re celebrating.  This year I am especially grateful. I thank God for life, for another day, another year, of living.  After having a stroke in … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Relationship this Christmas

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Are you wondering what to give your loved ones (who don’t need anything) for Christmas?  I have an idea for you! Invest in your relationships this Christmas. Christmas gift giving in my extended family has morphed from all of us exchanging gifts with each other (very fun … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend: A Snapshot of Competition for our Souls

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Observing the back-to-back events of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes my head spin.  In a dizzying instant, we flip the switch from giving thanks for what we have to the scramble to get some more. What does that say about our culture?  What does it say about … Continue reading

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Why are you Thankful?

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As children most of us learned to say “please” and “thank you.”  (Apparently it doesn’t come naturally.)  To dust off a rather quaint phrase, it’s good manners. Why? To be thankful is to be “conscious of benefit received.”  Genuine gratitude springs from … Continue reading

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How do you say “Thank You”?

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How do you express overwhelming gratitude when the plain words “Thank you” are not enough?  We can use hugs, jumps, tears and smiles to physically punctuate our appreciative words. But how do we give an unseen God a proper “Thank you”?  … Continue reading

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Can we Unite in Thanksgiving?

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The United States of America has a long history of thanksgiving, and not just on the fourth Thursday of November. Independent of any official designation of Thanksgiving Day, individuals, families and communities in this free country have always expressed their heartfelt gratitude to … Continue reading

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Deep Roots of Faith and Freedom

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Yesterday we enjoyed parades, cookouts, carnivals and fireworks in the annual birthday party for our country.  Communities came together to line streets for parades and to sit on blankets while watching explosions in the summer night sky.  The 4th of … Continue reading

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