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Give This One Day to Thanks

Tweet In the 1600s my ancestors came to the American colonies.  No, not on the Mayflower.  They weren’t even Pilgrims.  My Scottish Presbyterian ancestor James Marshall, along with many others Scots, had been uprooted by the English and forced to move to Northern … Continue reading

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A Time to Give

Tweet Spending time in other countries and getting to know people from different cultures has definitely influenced my thoughts about personal needs, recognizing blessings, and what it means to give from the heart. Now, with two great giving seasons fast approaching–Thanksgiving and Christmas–my mind has turned to my own giving.  May … Continue reading

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Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Tweet For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgivings past and the scriptural instruction to give thanks in every situation. Maybe it’s because Dan and I just watched The Muppets Christmas Carol, but I’d rather think it was … Continue reading

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Of Grateful Kids and Dirty Pigs

Tweet It is my privilege to write much of our church’s Sunday School and Children’s Church curriculum.  The children make it so rewarding.  They are wise.  And funny. A month or so ago, we had the story of the Prodigal Son.  Since … Continue reading

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Black Turkey Day? Say It Ain’t So!

Tweet In our immense pile of sale ads—which I threw away in bulk—was one that read:  Black Turkey Day Sale!  I cannot tell you on how many levels that offends me. Okay, I take it back.  I am going to … Continue reading

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Give Thanks With a Greatful Heart

Tweet Do you need a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving?  Our guest blogger, Larissa Rudeen, will give you one.  Read it and be blessed~ A Lesson in Being Thankful Did you take an ice-cold shower when you got up … Continue reading

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Special Thanks on Special Days

Tweet Have you ever noticed how many “special days” there are in each month?  Some are great–even inspired.  Other special days are fairly forgettable.  Still others are downright head-scratchers. As far as special days go (or special months), November is a great time for writers.  Not only is … Continue reading

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Gratitude #2: Thanks for People Who Help Me Grow

Tweet One of my great blessings is friends whose lives are my great lesson books. Not in a preaching sort of way, but as living examples. I am thankful for our African friend Rene Mbongo.  When he lived with my … Continue reading

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Gratitude #1: November Thanks

Tweet I love November.  Piles of pumpkins, trees dancing with color, a chill in the air.  Best of all, November has that wonderful day set aside for Thanksgiving. It’s a good thing, too.  Because our tendency is to take for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving A to Z

Tweet What I’m thankful for this year: Abingdon Press. They gave me the chance to try my hand at fiction that makes a difference. Barbara Scott, who facilitated that opportunity, and encouraged me each step of the way. Chocolate. The … Continue reading

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