Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Giving thanks in the land of milk and honey

The Lord . . . brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey (Deuteronomy 26:8-9). When you come into the land God is giving you, the land God promised, bring the first and best of all you have, and present it to God as an offering […]

A lean abundance

Harvest is over for most of the agrarian folks in this part of the world, though here in Wayne County some apples remain to be gathered in. The color still showing in the landscape is muted, and a good rain or wind will soon turn the hills pensive gray. Some of my neighbors are talking […]

Give thanks

On Thursday Sheryl and I will do what most Americans will do when we gather with our family to celebrate Thanksgiving. No one is certain when or how the custom began, but most accounts trace the day’s origin to Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts, when in 1621, following a brutal winter, some Pilgrim settlers celebrated […]

Jabez, meet Jesus

While you’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day – you might as well do it every day – remember these words from Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius: “Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” Remember your blessings, in other words, and the […]

The death of Thanksgiving

Macy’s has been taking some hard hits for announcing that it will open to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever. For some people, the announcement is being heralded as Thanksgiving’s death notice. Upon hearing of Macy’s plan, one observer told the Chicago Daily Herald, “Please write an obituary because I think this […]