The phrase, “Thank you,” is an odd one. It can be over used while underused at the same time. In any of its forms, “thank you,” “thanks,” or “thankful” there is a sentiment we need to use more intentionally. Because gratitude, despite what the Hokey – Pokey says, is what it’s all about. Gratitude is… Continue reading Thank you
A letter written in 1621 containing only 115 words inspired the growth of an American tradition that became a national holiday: Thanksgiving. There are several assumptions that are far from factual about that event; things like the Pilgrims taking over empty land, the Wampanoag people being uncivilized, the Pilgrims being peaceful while the natives were… Continue reading The ONE thing we know for sure about the real history of Thanksgiving
by Kay Klinkenborg Amid a magical spring day, our 2-½-year old granddaughter, known affectionately as “little teacher,” brought profound simple wisdom in her response to her first pinwheel. Rosie was enamored. At first, her short little fingers had to explore the wooden dowel and then turn the multicolored petals by hand. She watched with intensity as… Continue reading “Thank you, wind.”
Yeah, I’m still here. And I’m trying to finish these last few weeks before Sabbatical—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I begin with two words: Thank you! Thank you for these past six years in which we have journeyed together. There are so many instances where I have seen God at work within the walls of this church… Continue reading Just a few more weeks until…
On this day of giving thanks, for what, for whom do we give thanks? Is it a person or people; is it for health or wealth? What is it that causes you to give thanks? As you ponder that, let me give you some things that others have said about Thanksgiving. “Let all of us… Continue reading Thanksgiving thoughts
When November rolls around, our thoughts turn toward thankfulness, reengaging and fellowship with friends (old and new), and embracing the spirit of giving. Our winter visitors (AKA snowbirds) are returning from the colder climes to the pleasant warmth of Sun City in the winter. Our hearts are full of joy for the blessings we have… Continue reading A Thanksgiving Message From the Moderators
Thank you. Thank you for being the church, the palms of Jesus right here, right now. In your words and deeds, you are making a radical difference in the lives of people. British author, G.K. Chesterton, as his days were coming to an end, decided to write his autobiography. What made it so unique was that in… Continue reading Thank you.
Sue Bender, in her book, Everyday Sacred, describes what happened when she and her husband went to a lawyer to make a will and living trust. “What would you like to do in case there’s an exploding turkey?” the lawyer asked. “Exploding turkey?” she asked. “What if the whole family was together for Thanksgiving and… Continue reading An exploding turkey and a homework assignment
Grat-i-tude (grat’ – a – tud) n. thankfulness [L. gratus, pleasing, thankful]. Thank you for choosing The Church of the Palms. Your presence, participation, and sharing of your time, talent and treasure makes this place so special. In a world where there are a lot of choices, thanks for choosing The Palms! There are so… Continue reading Thanks for choosing The Palms!