Harvest Home (and some Thanksgiving Place Cards)

The wind is whirling through a stolid old oak tree outside my window, capturing leaves with its invisible fingers and twirling them like little ballerinas.  I love November with its vivd colors and chilly breezes and frosty nights, all playing their parts in the prelude to winter. November also reminds me of those brave souls […]

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A Thanksgiving “Advent”

“Praise befits the upright,” says the psalmist (Psalm 33:1). I’ve been thinking about this simple little sentence all week, how our beauty is found in our praise and gratitude to God. Spurgeon put it this way: “What wings are to a bird, what fruit is to the tree, what the rose is to the thorn, […]

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Now and Then

It’s the same routine every October—the phone calls, the procrastination, the dithering. Then my better self shows up and submits to the long wait in a cramped closet space called a “Lab Waiting Room,” the assault of germs from other better selfs who expel coughs and sneezes in my direction, and the final insult, a […]

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