Category Archives: Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING FRIENDSHIP

A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, comes together in the most difficult of situations and become lifetime friends in spite of it. John Candy & Steve Martin were perfectly cast for the film.  … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THE MAGIC WORDS?

Do you remember those magic words – the words learned shortly after we began to speak. By the time we learned to say, “please and thank you,” we may not have had an inkling as to why those words were … Continue reading

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WHAT IF OUR NATIONAL BIRD WAS A TURKEY?

These are the infamous “Johnson Street Turkeys” from our old neighborhood in Minneapolis.  I’ve written about them before and in fact an article about them appeared in the local newspaper a number of years ago.  This flock would carry on … Continue reading

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FRUIT OF THE HARVEST

November brings thoughts of Apple Cider simmering on the stove – the scent of cinnamon permeates the entire house. Pumpkins have been carved and set on doorsteps. Straw scarecrows stand as guards at the door. Farmers are looking forward to … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING #3, 2018

For the past few years I’ve been sharing in the Thanksgiving feast of my youngest daughter’s extended family.  Her mother in law hosts this gathering each year and puts on a spread you wouldn’t believe.  There is so much food … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Today is Thanksgiving, 2018.  It’s time for us to stuff ourselves beyond capacity – to fill every empty cavity with carbs and sugar – a time to forget about calories and just let it rip.  After that, it’s a time … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS FOR HARDSHIPS

    POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© You temper us along the way, To make us perfect day by day. At times it seems like waiting is the only thing to do. We think our prayers aren’t answered, but that just … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING, 2018 – #2

Yesterday, marked Thanksgiving number two of my holiday feasts of overindulgence.  Our church holds an annual Potluck Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, ham, and all the fabulous side dishes and desserts. I picked the wrong time of year to be on a … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING ACROSTIC

T – I am thankful for TURKEY. This year I’ll be gorging myself with three turkey offerings at three special locations.  The first with family at our house almost two weeks ago; the second with my church family last Sunday; … Continue reading

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MISSING THE JOHNSON STREET TURKEYS

I am ever thankful for our “new” old home, but every now and then I think about the house we spent the last 24 years in.  We lived in a very convenient part of the city- close to all major … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Americans will soon sit down to a sumptuous dinner and feast on foods served only on special occasions.  As we fill our tummies with goodies, let’s try to focus on those who don’t have such bounty. Maybe you are faced … Continue reading

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EARLY THANKSGIVING

Psalm 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. I’m from the state of Wisconsin and so is my husband.  When we arranged our wedding, it was originally planned for the weekend bow season for … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE

I love the wisdom of Piglet.  He always seems to know the right things to say.  Our hearts may be small, but they have the capacity to hold great amounts of gratitude. This has been a month of thanksgiving.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

Martin Rinkart ministered to the people of Eilenburg, Germany during the Thirty Years War.  Not only was the town the site of many skirmishes, but many lives were lost due to disease and poverty – a common malady of the day. Rinkart … Continue reading

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The Johnson Street Turkeys

I live in the northeast section of Minneapolis and for the past several years we’ve had a group of turkeys who have become part of the neighborhood. This fall, the size of their flock doubled. They’ve been known to chase … Continue reading

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