I Don’t Need A Holiday

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While I’m having a quiet day at home this Thanksgiving, I’m feeling the deep settled-in peace of gratitude. Made it through surgery last month, made it through 2 days of fasting and an unpleasant medical procedure, made it most of the way through a difficult work project, family and friends are all relatively well. Life’s not perfect, but it sure is an adventure, one I’ll happily take. It’s tempting to comment today on such recent firestorms as the riots in Ferguson, the continuing atrocities by … [Read more...]

2013 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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I attended Winston-Salem’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service the Sunday before Thanksgiving this year.  Normally it occurs on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but apparently the consensus felt that were it to happen on a Sunday, more parishioners would be present, as most would not be traveling for the holiday.  It seemed the idea was a good one, as about 250 of Winston-Salem’s finest turned out for the occasion.Last year was my first time going to such an event.  I remember that I w … [Read more...]


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