Simple Thanks: Here is your Reminder

Usually I wash, dry, and remake the bed all in the same day. Only occasionally do I pull spare sheets from the closet to rotate them. This means that when a sock gets caught in the fold of the fitted sheet, it could be months before it is rediscovered. Usually by then its mate has…

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Hidden Thankfulness

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. I’d like to thank all the people I never thanked. This could be a sweeping generality: family, friends, first responders, the lady cleaning the bathroom at the gas station where I stopped for gas. But, I have something more specific in mind. I’m thinking…

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Some Things are Worth Repeating

Instant replays. Silly jokes. Favorite stories. Oh sure, we may roll our eyes at the 200th telling… unless of course we’re the one doing the telling. When you’re reminiscing with a friend, the stories just get better with age. The memory can take you back until you can see it, taste it, feel it. The…

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Like a Shower of Leaves

I had forgotten the sound, but I remember it now. Standing in a New England woods, watching the autumn leaves drift through the canopy, I flash back. I remember tumbling through giant piles of leaves, the scratch of rakes against the lawn, the smell of old work gloves and leafy tannins. I remember the sunlight,…

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Memories. And a Net of Thanksgiving.

This post first appeared at Memories can turn bittersweet in a second. I can be happily following the rabbit trail of my thoughts, hopping between afternoon plans and pleasant reminiscing when WHAM! It’s like a hole suddenly opened up beneath my feet, or a rock slammed me back twenty yards. Use whatever analogy you…

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Today’s Question

  Wow. This made me stop and think… How about you? giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father (Ephesians 5:20)

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The Five Things I’m Thankful For

Is it possible to be thankful without feeling thankful? The answer, I think, is: Of course. The Bible tells us that we should give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).  I’ve heard more than one sermon on this passage that suggests God doesn’t tell us to be thankful for everything; He tells us to…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

May we all find something today worth giving thanks for… because indeed there are many things… no matter what we may be facing. Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us  sing Power and majesty, praise to  the King Mountains bow down  and the seas will roar At the  sound of Your name ~ Darlene Zschech,…

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Janet Beagle, PhD is the founder of The Mustard Patch. She divides her time between the Midwest and New England, and if she’s not writing, she’s probably out hiking with her 2-and 4-footed friends.