Tag: Thanksgiving

  • My Friend Bob

    My Friend Bob

    Bob Hollis was my friend. We first met at Navarre United Methodist Church in Florida. He had read a book I'd written titled Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? (Zondervan) and may have encouraged his pastor to read it as well. I received an invitation[..]
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  • A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Dear God: I am thankful for Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Rep. John Lewis, who made me cry when he told the story of growing up in a segregated South. I remember. Thank you for these men and women,like Senators Warren, Boxer, Duckworth,[..]
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  • Thank you, Amen.

    Thank you, Amen.

    Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone.  - Wendell Berry There are times when I go into the closet and shut the door and put my head to[..]
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  • Who My People Are

    Who My People Are

      My people are a superstitious bunch. We don't walk behind rocking chairs. We don't iron on Sundays. Lord, God forgive us quick if we break a mirror. Who can afford seven years of bad luck? My people know that if your nose is itching,[..]
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