A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day, 2015

Dear God, our hearts are full on this Thanksgiving Day. Thank you for all the gifts you have given us: For this fine day, for sunshine and rain, For a natural world that so efficiently sustains and nurtures life, And for life – the cascading, colorful, amazing expression of that energy you have breathed into […]

Some Thoughts on Gratitude & a Prayer of Thanksgiving

    It doesn’t have to be the blue Iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot.. just pay attention, then patch a few words together.. this isn’t a contest, but the doorway into thanks… – Mary Oliver, Praying It begins with simply paying attention, noticing, seeing the countless gifts we are given every […]

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Praise is due to you, O God…. You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You […]

Keeping a Good Thanksgiving: Part 1

Greetings to our lovely readers! In these busy weeks – the first of the 2013 holiday season – we are pleased to offer you a series of posts on the subject of Thanksgiving. Delivered by Dr. Buchanan on October 29, 2013 in a speech titled, “Keeping a Good Thanksgiving: Hooray for the Pumpkin Pie,” we […]