Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Glasses resting on Bible

Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Faith

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 comes from Dave Matthews. The South African born singer/songwriter got

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

Man holding American flag

‘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

Dandelion blowing in the wind

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

Sharing the Table

I know it is the time for the all important holidays. You know the ones I’m talking about. Thanksgiving and Christmas, to mention the two that stand out in my mind. I think of those holidays fondly for many reasons. One of the most important

Glasses resting on Bible

Scattered People

Preached at Trinity River Church, Minneapolis, Minn., November 24, 1996, Christ the King Sunday Readings: 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