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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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Harvest Prayer for worship, for a meal, or for a large group or interfaith gathering

Todd Jenkins originally wrote this as a Prayer Before the Meal for the Middle Tennessee Presbytery Peacemakers Banquet October 29, 2015, but it has manyj other uses … and I just love to thing of our “spicing” God. to read more of Todd’s … Continue reading

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Autumn in Canada, Spring in Aotearoa

In one day I received first from Beverley Osborn a light-hearted rhyme celebrating the return of spring to Stewart Island, found at the southern tip of the south island of New Zealand/Aotearoa. she writes this: I also received a happy … Continue reading

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Words of Thanksgiving and an invitation to share a voice

Canadian Thanksgiving has been over for six weeks, but a reflection on Thanksgiving, timely for the day on United States Thanksgiving comes from Matthew Stevens. He sends a greeting and a memory, and below these words please find his invitation … Continue reading

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