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Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

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The Hunger for Faith

Read the rest of the Via Negativa: The Hunger Games sermon series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for Thanksgiving: Be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God. (Joel 2:21-27) Do not worry about your life. (Matthew 6:24-34) Work. Keep digging your well. (Rumi) Our first song

Each day that I wake I give thanks

Teaching Thanks

Gratitude is an attribute we don’t seem to have been born with. Most babies don’t thank, they just demand – as loudly as possible, and with no shame. Thankfulness is learned, and it only seems to come with time. Little kids have to be prodded

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‘Tis the Season of More Mythology

The Norman Rockwell-style American Thanksgiving is a feast of mythology about pilgrims and Indians sitting down like buddies giving thanks to the Christian god for a successful harvest. Add the picture of the perfect American family, every member home for the holiday, sitting down together

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Untakeable, Unshakable Joy

So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. (John 16:22) This great promise comes from the lips of Jesus Himself. So many people in our world do try

People celebrating Thanksgiving Day

Scattered People

Trinity River Church, Minneapolis, Minn.  Readings for Christ the King Sunday (26th Sunday after Pentecost): Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 Turkey. Stuffing. Potatoes (Mashed or Sweet). Cranberries. Pumpkin Pie. Football. Nap. Leftovers. Thanksgiving will be here in a few days, and there is

People celebrating Thanksgiving Day

The Heart of Gratitude

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Calif. Readings for Thanksgiving: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know the Lord is God! It is he that made us and we are his;