Hymn of Grateful Praise

For the beauty of the earth… For the glory of the skies… For the love which from our birth… Over and around us lies… Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.   –Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864 According to Robert Morgan,...

Language Lessons

1. “Would you be willing to speak at our Stephen Ministry meeting?” Linda’s message on my voicemail surprises me. “We’d like you to talk about gratitude.” I have a testimony to prepare for the whole congregation. I have blog posts...

Gifts: A List Poem

“…forget not all God’s benefits.” —Psalm 103:2 a vine— red leaves tremble a wire— two crows snicker lavender floret— purple scent clings to my fingers damp drizzle— magenta dahlias stretch petals to catch rain saffron, crimson, scarlet— fallen...

Wild Turkey Chase

Over the summer we ordered a Thanksgiving turkey from the same ranch in Eastern Washington where we buy our beef. We got emails confirming delivery of both. The cow, we thought, would arrive on November 6; the turkey, on November 13. So, the first Saturday of...

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