Category Archives: Thanksgiving

GIVE GOD THE GLORY

When we have successes in life, it’s easy to pat ourselves on the back even though the good that has been done really had nothing to do with us.  Our work here on earth is as much of a gift … Continue reading

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NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

The image today shows the first Thanksgiving and the guests preparing to dig into a great feast from the bounty of their first year in the new world. The current trend is to think of these first pilgrims as invaders, … Continue reading

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WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

A couple of weeks ago, when it was still in the 50s, our granddaughter came over and retrieved our Christmas decorations from the attic in our garage. Both of us have resigned ourselves to not do any ladder climbing now … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING SPELLED OUT

T – I am thankful for TURKEY. This year I’ll be preparing a turkey dinner for two. I am so thankful to be celebrating this day with my husband. This year he is NOT hunting in Wisconsin. H – I … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

The day we determine to give thanks for all our blessings has often signaled the beginning of the Christmas season with thoughts of how much money we can save by going shopping the day after we fill our bellies with … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

This Thanksgiving will certainly be different. Our governor has put additional restrictions on our gathering because of the recent spike in COVID19. I know this is hard for most of us, but it’s just another glitch in a year that … Continue reading

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WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR

There are days when we don’t feel very thankful. Instead of being grateful for 8 months of time to take a serious look at our lives – to contemplate new and ingenious ways to do things – to be alive … Continue reading

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WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

It certainly would seem that this Thanksgiving doesn’t give us a lot to be thankful for. We’re basically going into lockdown again. We’re not being permitted to gather with our families and loved ones. We’re seeing an economy slowly dying … Continue reading

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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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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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