Tag Archives: Gratitude

Starting a New Holiday Tradition

Well, here we are into the first week of Advent! In addition to the Sunday celebration services and advent candle lightings, that means baking, wrapping, decorating, and mailing. I don’t know about you, but we still send paper Christmas holiday … Continue reading

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The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude

Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the Word   Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven Like … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Remembrances

A few weeks ago, my Future Challenge asked what your legacy will be. I started blogging long after my Dad passed away, and so he hasn’t been featured much in my posts. Still, he was a big influence in my … Continue reading

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Faith of Our Fathers – or Mothers – Why Lent?

It’s Lent – in fact we’re almost halfway through it. Both my parents and all four of my grandparents were Protestants, most of them actively practicing their faith and attending church services as long as they were physically able. But when … Continue reading

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Danke Sehr, Liebschen!

  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  I’m feeling the love. Cee at Cee’s Photography has shared the Liebster Blog Award with me – Thank you, Cee! Of course, this means I get to share the award with eleven other … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections: On Being Seriously Grateful, and Finding Contentment

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”  –  Oprah Winfrey “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you … Continue reading

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