Monday, December 17, 2018

ThanksLiving

Some Ideas for New Celebrations: 1. Hold a church family dinner. Invite church families to bring their Thanksgiving dinner to share with those who are alone or needy. In one community, several churches got together and...
Feasting has its place in our lives. Few of us are called to unrelenting austerity, and God's bounty is certainly worth celebrating. We don't want to recommend that joyous banqueting be removed from our lives,...
In early New England, at Thanksgiving time it was customary to place five grains of corn at every plate. This served as a reminder of those stern days in the first winter when the Pilgrims'...
Be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you. Thanksgiving is not just for one day out of the year; but, Thanksgiving is very basic to how we see and understand our faith. Social scientists are...
The days are shorter, the nights are longer.  The autumnal sun dances through the colored leaves – it’s as though God had this in mind all summer long. It is right, and quite natural, for us...
As a day that gives voice to our highest ideals, Thanksgiving can be a time to remember with gratitude and humility that we alone are not responsible for whatever bounty is in our lives. It...