Give Thanks 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
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Reorienting to Peace

Expressing thankfulness can be a bit tricky these days. My world has been in chaos. For the past fifteen years, I’ve been employed by a summer camp ministry that has been thrown into turmoil by COVID-19. People just don’t want to go sleep in a…
Ryan Gernand
November 6, 2020
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The Kingdom In My Backyard

It was one of those perfect fall evenings. Cool, crisp air and the smell of freshly fallen leaves provided a perfect accompaniment to the small flames glittering in the fire pit in our backyard.  My buddies arrived one by one, carrying their camping chairs. One…
Cameron Andry
November 5, 2020
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My Kingdom Is Not of This World

I’m writing this before election results come out. That said, it doesn’t take a prophet to predict that for some of us our candidate(s) will win; for others, they’ll lose. Which means today brings joy and elation to some, and to others, disappointment or even…
Matt Carder
November 4, 2020