family life, spiritual life

The ever-changing table

"There is always, always something to be thankful for." poster wisdom The era that set all that Thanksgiving should be in my mind was actually rather brief. It began the year my immediate family returned to our Chicago-area home base and ended about 10 years later, when the cousins began to move away. And away… Continue reading The ever-changing table

spiritual life

May He simply be

"The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight." O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics Merry Christmas, JOY Journal friends! If you are joyful, may God give you a new song to express it. But, if you are not, know that there is a God of all Comfort, a Friend Who… Continue reading May He simply be

family life, spiritual life

The ever-changing table

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” Erma Bombeck, American humorist The era that set all that Thanksgiving should be in my mind was actually rather brief. It began the year my immediate family returned to our Chicago-area home base and… Continue reading The ever-changing table