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Guest post — taking us to Thanksgiving from Maria Mankin

A gift from Maria Mankin reminiscent of Auden’s “For the Time Being” which takes us to US Thanksgiving. At Christmas, we bow to the baby, the promise of magnificent grace born out of humble beginnings. On Epiphany, we greet the … Continue reading

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    I turn to Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada for words to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. This is also his photograph. The colors at the bottom designate political parties.  I believe in Canada. A community of … Continue reading

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Echocardiogram Thanksgiving

I am watching my heart, as the nurse practitioner moves her wand with its warm oil in tiny increments across sternum, ribs, for small shifts in perspective. The ultrasound shows beating and flow of the chambers and the valves, in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Inventory, 2016

I am thankful the people missing from my Thanksgiving table were people I loved — not everyone has my lucky, lucky tears. I am thankful for a country where the least likable person could be elected president, but that many … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving wishes for Canada

Monday, October 10 is Thanksgiving in Canada. Many countries have different dates for the celebration of thanksgiving. Some of these occasions reflect gratitude for the harvest and some for the end of conflict, drought or some other unfortunate situation. Examples … Continue reading

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Benediction for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Several people have asked me for the benediction for Sunday night’s Dover Area Religious Leaders’ Association interfaith service. It is very simple, but, of course, being the introvert I am, it was still written … on the margins of the … Continue reading

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Bringing in the Sheaves — for Thanksgiving

  New words to a very old hymn … especially if you are using Psalm 126 this week.     Sowing starts with children, giving seeds of loving, Then we reach for weary folk and the ones who grieve. Let’s … Continue reading

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