I love celebrating Thanksgiving. I appreciate the relaxed pace of the day. I’m grateful that it’s free of all the trappings that make Christmas such an event. Thanksgiving is a time of pleasant reminiscences, favorite signature dishes, and heartfelt gratitude. Considering all that our forefathers endured leading up to their first Thanksgiving celebration also refreshes… Continue reading The True Measure of Our Thanksgiving
For the first time that I can remember, our family stayed at home for church services this morning, and no one was sick. We had no other pressing event to attend. Our church doors were closed, like those of many other churches in America. To my surprise, the day turned out to be rather cozy… Continue reading A Cozy Sunday “Making Do”
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. – Psalm 79:13 As Americans and as Christians, we have ancestors to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude, particularly on this Thanksgiving Day. To the Pilgrims, may we be… Continue reading Thankful for Our Forebears
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy. – Philippians 1:2-4 These words of the Apostle Paul make me smile every time I read them. Consider that these words are not only of Paul, but ultimately of God. What a comfort… Continue reading Thankful Upon Every Remembrance of You
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 2 Thessalonians 5:18 Everyone experiences stress. Though Christ invites us to cast all our cares upon him, we tend to keep our worry and heartache to ourselves. Even when we do pour out our hearts to… Continue reading Thankful In All Things
Every autumn, most of my junior church class sessions are taken up with practicing for our Christmas program. This year, we are rehearsing for our own little version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Besides practicing, we have spent our November Sundays together focusing on thanksgiving and gratitude. I recently heard that while gratitude is an… Continue reading Feeling Grateful, Acting Thankful
Since I began this blog about a year ago, my reasons for blogging have changed. At first, I blogged to hone my writing skills. My freelance work is steady, but assignments are generally weeks apart. Blogging provided needed practice. As well, my posts provided a way to extend a branch to a community of… Continue reading Thank You, WordPress Community!
Counting My Blessings When I'm worried and I can't sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep And I fall asleep, counting my blessings When my bankroll is gettin' small I think of when I had none at all And I fall asleep, counting my blessings I think about a nursery And I picture curly… Continue reading Counting My Blessings