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Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Thanksgiving Tree (beautifully decorated and photographed by my wife Trudy). On Thanksgiving Day we’ll add strips of paper with our family’s 2022 “I’m thankful fors” artfully calligraphed onto them (also Trudy’s work). And, yes, soon thereafter the tree will … Continue reading

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Piglet noticed that even though he had a … Continue reading

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Parable of the Spare Change

Hey, I’m Brandon. So I lost my job. On Labor Day, no less. Which isn’t funny. It actually kinda sucks. I mean, everybody tells you what you wanna hear: “It’ll work out. You got this!” Only nobody means what they … Continue reading

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Dog Days

Thought for the Week Lily, a six-year-old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

Image source: Zion Fine Arts “You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and I know this right well.” ~Psalm 139:13-14 … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tradition

Originally posted on 5thGenerationgirl:
I’m not sure why; during my adulthood, I’d jump out of my Halloween costume and begin preparing for Christmas. It wasn’t until one year at ages 10 and 17 my children asked why we never celebrate…

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Forever Grateful

Because we’ve each received the gift that makes all other gifts possible – our very existence – may we adopt the persistent and unshakeable habit of offering thanks every day for as long as we live. “Gratitude is not only … Continue reading

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Courage

Today is Veterans Day in my country. Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, it has been broadened in many nations to honor the veterans of all wars. But whether known as Veterans Day, Remembrance … Continue reading

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Give Gratefully

Background image courtesy of WallPaperSafari.com “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 ∴

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Contentment

Thought for the Week During a recent Sunday drive, my wife and I stumbled across this wonderful old covered bridge above. It was an ordinary day (our original plans had fallen through) made special by warm conversation and a light … Continue reading

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