Parsonage Parables

Be Grateful Today

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This past week, as we have gotten closer to Thanksgiving, there have been conversations about eating and favorites. Turkey, green-bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and pie are always high on my “looking forward to eating” list. When I think back to my childhood, our regular meals were pretty modest. Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I […]

July to December 2015

A New Thanksgiving

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My granddaughter told me that on Thanksgiving, you go to a lot of houses, knock on the door and say, “Happy Thanksgiving” and then they give you turkey. I think that would be a better holiday and wouldn’t it be a blessing if we followed the Rule of St. Benedict to “Let everyone that comes […]

July to December 2015

Things to Eat

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At the beginning of our staff meeting this week, I asked each member to share their favorite Thanksgiving food. Dressing was high on the list, but a surprising number of mixes were listed. Mashed potatoes, corn, dressing, and gravy seemed to be a beloved combination. So I got thinking about things to eat. Growing up […]

Oct Nov Dec 2014

Thankful

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Since it is Thanksgiving week, I thought I’d make a list of things for which I’m thankful: My granddaughter’s giggle Hats for my bald head Remote control for the TV Google Incredible access to health care Dressing (as in the inside of a turkey) Dressing (as in I have clothes to wear) Peanut butter Strong […]