Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a national day to pause and give thanks for the numerous blessings which surround us. As I write this, my dog and cat are curled up nearby reminding me to say: Thank you God for the domestic animals who are wonderful companions.

My husband is working,
thank you God that Sean has a job.

The electricity is on, the water is running, and the heat is working
: Thank you God, that I live in a house with comfort controls.

I called my nephews, and heard a chipper 3 yr old screech in delight "Happy Thanksgiving, Aunt Kim" Thank you God for the gift of children and for keeping my nephews healthy and safe.

There is much to be thankful for in the midst of this economic down turn. We might not be able to do everything we desire, but for most we have what we need. May God give everyone their daily bread today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My New Tag Line

My favorite series of books are Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. At one point it explains the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy has on the cover in big friendly letters,
Don't Panic.

Over the years I've realized that this is what scripture tells us.
Don't Panic
, God is in control.
Don't Panic, God is with you.
Don't Panic
, Christ has risen from the dead.

As the news media paints a more dire picture of the economic situation,
Don't Panic
. Be smart and relearn the age old custom of separating wants from needs. Using your local public library rather than buying books is another great way to save.

Don't Panic. Others have traveled this path with God. God has seen them through to the promised land, and will see us safely to the other side as well.

Last night, I put a sticker on the front of my bible:
"Don't Panic"

Monday, November 3, 2008

A prayer for the nation

Holy God, on this eve before the election: grant all who vote the wisdom to elect leaders who are filled with integrity, who will serve to represent the best interests of the public, and will strive to ensure that every person through out the world has daily bread. Amen