Give Thanks 2020

BlogGive Thanks 2020

Healing in the Family of God

Last month I went to a retreat, and the facilitator said something that has been churning in my spirit ever since. Karrie Garcia is a pastor’s kid, author, and founder of Freedom Movement and Freedom Academy. She has spent her life loving and serving in…
Jennifer Stanley
November 26, 2020
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Thankful for All Kinds of Family

My husband Steve and I have enjoyed 38 Thanksgivings together! This year, and every year before, we are thankful for our family. We’ve eaten turkey and shared prayers of thanksgiving with our grandparents, parents (blessed that three are still with us), aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings,…
Tammy Varner
November 24, 2020
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A Heritage of Thankfulness

Throughout the month of November, as people give thanks for what is important to them, family is nearly always mentioned.  Family looks so different to each person--with various portraits of broken, complex pieces that are forever linked together because of bonds that cannot be broken. …
Jill Dubois
November 23, 2020
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Simple Gifts

I find myself a bit snarky these days (even more than usual).  My stuffed down anger at the seeming insanity that is our current culture is coming out sideways.  I don’t feel entirely horrible about this, sometimes snarky can bring out the humor and bring…
Gabriele Replogle
November 20, 2020
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Thankfulness in the Everyday

Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.  Proverbs 8:34-35 Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our…
Mike Lunsford
November 18, 2020
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Intentional Thankfulness

Let me be honest. Giving thanks does not come naturally to me.  Don't get me wrong. I am aware of, and thankful for, all the blessings and goodness and unearned privilege I receive in my life. I am, to the depths of my heart, thankful…
Debbie Fuller
November 16, 2020
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Thankful in Troubled Times

“Sometimes,” said the horse.  “Sometimes what?” asked the boy.  “Sometimes just getting up   and carrying on is  brave and magnificent."  -Charlie Mackesy   The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse Sometimes the days are dark. Sometimes the days are lonely and cold. Sometimes the…
Julie Geisen-Ritchey
November 13, 2020
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Thankful for His Presence

When I think about someone who’s not very thankful, my mind conjures up pictures of a little kid, surrounded by all the toys he could ever want, throwing a fit; or a wealthy person, surrounded by all the comforts they could ever want, bemoaning how…
Gus Goggin
November 11, 2020