Tag: thanksgiving

A Psalm of Harvest

psalm or prayer for thanksgiving celebrating autumn harvest

a psalm of harvest

God of Bounty, We offer thanksgiving to you in this season of harvest. For the food you created, for the rich soil that sheltered the seeds for the morning sun that warmed them and for the gentle rain that nourished them. We offer gratitude… Continue Reading “a psalm of harvest”

86,400 seconds

blogger’s note: If you’ve been following me for awhile, you willl recognize this post. There are many iterations of it on this site as it is one of my favorites. The season of Thanksgiving is here, one of my favorites, and I’ve begun focusing… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds”

small heart, much gratitude

As we enter the week of of my favorite holiday, I thought I would return to some very old posts and be reminded of the spirit of the season. Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a… Continue Reading “small heart, much gratitude”

a psalm of thanksgiving

from my new book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation  Preorder here God of Bounty, We offer thanksgiving to you in this season of harvest. For the food you created, for the rich soil that sheltered the seeds for the morning sun that… Continue Reading “a psalm of thanksgiving”

Walter Rauschenbusch’s prayer for thanksgiving

For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses By which we hear the songs of… Continue Reading “Walter Rauschenbusch’s prayer for thanksgiving”

handprint turkeys and gratitude

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, I was thinking about handprint turkeys.  Seriously, I was.  Oh, come on, if… Continue Reading “handprint turkeys and gratitude”

let’s thanks-give

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  ~Robert Caspar Lintner If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a believer in “just be”–not going out… Continue Reading “let’s thanks-give”

86,400 seconds

When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I stopped for a moment and read it again, and that’s when I caught the word “one.”  Not “one” as in… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds”

growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples

Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, I came home delighted to begin cooking and baking in my new kitchen.  I had come across some beautiful Honey Crisp apples at the store and decided to create an apple tart for our family celebration. And by “create,” I… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples”

Walter Rauschenbusch’s A Prayer of Thanksgiving

For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses By which we hear the songs of… Continue Reading “Walter Rauschenbusch’s A Prayer of Thanksgiving”

Iroquois prayer of thanks

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the… Continue Reading “Iroquois prayer of thanks”

86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you”

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you””

lessons learned: handprint turkeys and simplicity

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, I was thinking about handprint turkeys.  Seriously, I was.  Oh, come on, if… Continue Reading “lessons learned: handprint turkeys and simplicity”

this season, let’s thanks-give

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  ~Robert Caspar Lintner If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a believer in “just be”–not going… Continue Reading “this season, let’s thanks-give”

early morning turkeys and gratitude

Yesterday as I circled around the neighborhood to my daughter’s boyfriend’s home, I happened upon my first flock of autumn turkeys crossing the road.  In spite of a dreary rainy day, I captured a few photos then sat in the car and observed them… Continue Reading “early morning turkeys and gratitude”

small heart, much gratitude

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh It is Thanksgiving morning, and I am up earlier than anticipated thanks to a cheerful dog who was ready… Continue Reading “small heart, much gratitude”

the gifts of Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart Autumn is my favorite season, not only for colorful leaves and cooler weather but also because she brings with her Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  While most… Continue Reading “the gifts of Thanksgiving”

early morning turkeys and gratitude

This weekend, I’ll be working on my cards so I thought I’d repost in the spirit of the season.~Cameron Do you ever have one of those threads of thought where you begin with one item and end up 8 degrees of separation later at… Continue Reading “early morning turkeys and gratitude”

an Iroquois Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks… Continue Reading “an Iroquois Thanksgiving Prayer”

recipes: gluten free sweet potatoes with topping

Yumm!  I just made this one up in the kitchen and couldn’t wait to share.  This recipe made a 9×13 pan full.  BTW–gluten free doesn’t always mean “healthy,” but it’s nice to indulge once in awhile! Growing Grace Farm’s Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes… Continue Reading “recipes: gluten free sweet potatoes with topping”

Walter Rauschenbusch’s A Prayer of Thanksgiving

For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses By which we hear the songs of… Continue Reading “Walter Rauschenbusch’s A Prayer of Thanksgiving”

lessons learned: what handprint turkeys can teach us about simplicity and gratitude

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, I was thinking about handprint turkeys.  Seriously, I was.  Oh, come on, if… Continue Reading “lessons learned: what handprint turkeys can teach us about simplicity and gratitude”

this season, let’s thanks-give

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  ~Robert Caspar Lintner If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a believer in “just be”–not going… Continue Reading “this season, let’s thanks-give”

recipes: cooking with cranberries

It is my favorite holiday season–Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d start posting a few recipes over the next few weeks to celebrate the foods served during this time year.  As you know, however, we like to shake it up a bit so I encourage you… Continue Reading “recipes: cooking with cranberries”

86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you?”

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you?””

we give thanks this day

For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day.… Continue Reading “we give thanks this day”

coming up through the cracks

With the onset of Spring, I’ve noticed several plants coming up through the cracks.  In the midst of a busy sidewalk or rocky wall, there grows a bit of Life that has settled in and announced, “I’m here to stay.”  She does not ask… Continue Reading “coming up through the cracks”

o Gardener of Life

O Gardener of Life, your mercy is steadfast, sure. With care you plant us. You turn the earth around us and water our roots with love. Even when we bear no fruit, year after struggling year, you are patient. Your hope for us leafs… Continue Reading “o Gardener of Life”

giving thanks for Richard Blanco’s “One Today”

There have been times in my life when the written word has captured such truth, honesty, and hope that I have been brought to tears–Monday was one of them.  Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem “One Today” was planted in my soul on Monday, and so… Continue Reading “giving thanks for Richard Blanco’s “One Today””

recipe: gluten free sweet potatoes and topping

Yumm!  I just made this one up in the kitchen and couldn’t wait to share.  This recipe made a 9×13 pan full.  BTW–gluten free doesn’t always mean “healthy,” but it’s nice to indulge once in awhile! Growing Grace Farm’s Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes… Continue Reading “recipe: gluten free sweet potatoes and topping”

prayers learned in the garden (aka gratitude for anne lamott)

I wrote this meditation awhile back and as a part of my meditation time on Thanksgiving this morning, it revisited me.   Help me, help me, help me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ~Two prayers by Anne Lamott One morning, I headed out… Continue Reading “prayers learned in the garden (aka gratitude for anne lamott)”

recipes: cooking with cranberries

Last May, I happened to travel on some blue highways through Wisconsin.  There, I discovered a cranberry farm out in the middle of nowhere.  I’m thinking it was probably a mass production facility in disguise, but a girl can dream. Well, it got me… Continue Reading “recipes: cooking with cranberries”

a garden meditation for Thanksgiving

Garden Meditation by Rev. Max Coots Let us give thanks for a bounty of people. For children who are our second planting, and though they  grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may  they forgive us our cultivation and fondly… Continue Reading “a garden meditation for Thanksgiving”

a prayer of Thanksgiving

Prayer of Thanksgiving O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot.… Continue Reading “a prayer of Thanksgiving”

“thanksgiving:” a word of action

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  ~Robert Caspar Lintner If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a believer in “just be”–not going… Continue Reading ““thanksgiving:” a word of action”

lessons learned: handprint turkeys, simplicity and gratitude

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, I was thinking about handprint turkeys.  Seriously, I was.  Oh, come on, if… Continue Reading “lessons learned: handprint turkeys, simplicity and gratitude”

the secret of time

Giving thanks for the moment is the only way to glimpse eternity. ~Modern meditation from Seville, Spain

early morning turkeys and thoughts on Thanksgiving

Today begins my favorite season: Thanksgiving.  While I try to live a life of gratitude all year long,  it has been my tradition to celebrate the “season” of  Thanksgiving starting November 1.  I am reposting this one from last Spring because it seemed like… Continue Reading “early morning turkeys and thoughts on Thanksgiving”

86,400 seconds: will you use one to say “thank you?”

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds: will you use one to say “thank you?””