Monthly Archives: November 2020

Our Thanksgiving Tree

Our Thanksgiving Tree A friend’s 9-year-old came home from school some years back, wearing a paper “Indian hat.” He excitedly told his historian father, “We learned all about the Thanksgiving party the pioneers threw for their Indian friends!” “Well, actually,” … Continue reading

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Harvest of Hope

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude. It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a … Continue reading

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Who Do You Thank?

When I first heard the song “All Good Gifts” in the adorably ragamuffin movie version of Godspell way back in 1973, I got choked up. I didn’t understand why. And then, even though I considered God (“if there even is … Continue reading

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Autumnal Shoot In Margam Park, Wales

Originally posted on OneCameraOneLens by Mark G Adams:
Today was the first day we were able to get out with Great Photography Walks South Wales since Wales came out of lockdown yesterday. We prayed for good weather as it has…

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The Ultimate Comfort Food

Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) I really should write about “turkey with all the trimmings. After all, it’s the American Thanksgiving meal. And I do love it. But Thanksgiving means tons of preparation. And most of my food-associated … Continue reading

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Without Wonder…

Thought for the Week To say it’s been a hard year would be a gross understatement. And yet this week Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. In theory. In truth, many will wonder what there is to be thankful for. But they’ll … Continue reading

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The Unknown

“Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about. I will strengthen you and uphold you with My strong right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10 “There is nothing we fear and desire in such equal measure as the … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts (While Avoiding Weekend Chores)

An occasional frequent weekly series I have a theory. Bear with me, it’s kind of crazy, I know, but… What if conspiracy theories are actually just conspiracy theories? I’m back from the supermarket. This is always challenging for me. Not … Continue reading

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Surreal Redecorating Ideas for the COVID Era

We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year.  And somehow, in this surreal era, it seems appropriate that our home environments should suit our new reality–or lack thereof.  So here are some suitably surreal redecorating suggestions (most of … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Serious Business of Funny

It’s been said that the only difference between Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies is this: at the end of his tragedies, everyone dies, and at the end of his comedies, everyone gets married. A Midsummer Night’s Dream could have been a … Continue reading

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