Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Finding Peace, Not Fear

I wrote this poem about five years ago. It seemed appropriate for today. Giving up Fear I learned of your anxiety This news I’m sad to hear I long ago was in your shoes Crippled by my fear You daren’t … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Generosity

Today is the first day of the Advent season. This is the season leading up to Christmas when we look forward to the coming of the Christ child into the world. This year my church put together an Advent devotional … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Lament and Thanksgiving

I love the Psalms because they are both prayers and songs. As I’ve been reading one each morning during my prayer time, I find that a Psalm of my own – a Psalm of both lamentation and praise – is … Continue reading

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Receiving and Giving

In the past two weeks I have received two blogging awards from fellow bloggers. I hope the givers of these two awards won’t mind if I combine my acceptance of the awards into a single post. Between the busy-ness of … Continue reading

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Psalm 75 – Remembering Who Deserves Thanks

Between Zechariah and Esther my Bible-in-a-year schedule has a few days of Psalms to read. I am very happy about this because I love the Psalms. On my schedule yesterday were Psalms 74, 75, and 76. I decided to post … Continue reading

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Psalm 107 – Give Thanks to the Lord

This Thanksgiving weekend, I decided it would be appropriate to post a Psalm that gives thanks to the Lord, not only for the blessings He bestows upon us, but simply because of who He is. I think Psalm 107 fits … Continue reading

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The Root of Thanksgiving – A Poem

The Thanksgiving Day Quotemeal email I got from Heartlight.org was a wonderful quote by Henry Ward Beecher, a mid-nineteenth century clergyman: Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.  A proud man … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Poem

Today is Thanksgiving Day! It makes me think about how perfect Thankful Thursday is as a theme day. I’ve been looking back over the poems I’ve written for Thankful Thursday this year, and noticing on my stats page that they … Continue reading

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Pear Crisp for Recipe Friday

One of my favorite fall desserts is Pear Crisp. We used to have a Bosc pear tree with the best pears and so I would make crisp every year. One year we had over 100 pears from this one tree. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Praise

For the past few days instead of writing today’s post in my head I’ve been writing another post in my head. That other post is dated January 1, 2012. It’s the date on which I will have, God willing, successfully … Continue reading

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