This morning I made waffles for Saturday breakfast. I choose this day because I have a little more time to prepare and waffles tend to be more complicated than a bowl of cereal. I’ve done it so often my family expects their weekend waffle as if it were a long standing tradition. I like […]
With Thanksgiving days away, I decided to stop and reflect on what I’m thankful for this season. Friends and family— It’s easy to take things like our family, friends and home for granted. They are everywhere present and with the familiarity comes a decreased awareness of how important they are to our lives. Yet if […]
Monday is . . .
President’s Day? Or is it Presidents’ Day? Presidents Day? Washington and Lincoln Day? In case readers think I can’t decide, I’m only listing the variations I discovered while researching the third Monday in February. According to different sources George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the most well remembered and most celebrated leaders of our nation. […]
In Everything, Say Thanks
When the Pilgrims celebrated a harvest festival in 1621, fifty-eight of the original one hundred and two remained alive after surviving that first dreadful winter. Native Americans had come to their rescue earlier that year, helping them grow crops to harvest. A second ship arrived from England, bringing recruits and supplies they desperately needed. That Thanksgiving […]
Two turkeys moved to our street recently. I’m not talking about nefarious neighbors with questionable pasts, I mean the oversized bird—guts, feathers, and all. I first noticed them in August, strutting side by side down the sidewalk […]
Giving Thanks in this Season
While teaching a Sunday School lesson recently, in the spirit of Thanksgiving I asked the class what they were thankful for. One said her home and family. Another said her job. Another said art supplies. The responses were as varied as the students, each one reflecting on her own life. With Thanksgiving days away, I […]
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Are You Part of the Thankful Countdown?
Thanksgiving is upon us. For the past two weeks, I’ve watched as Facebook friends each day list what they give thanks for. This week I became thankful for a youthful friend who has a giving heart. I wonder how many other thirteen-year-olds like her exist. While interviewing her for an article I’m currently writing, I […]