Category Archives: Gratitude

We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

I don’t really like to think of myself as a sheep because they are somewhat stupid animals and I have prided myself on being a good student during my academic career.  But the truth is that I can also be … Continue reading

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Taking the Heat and saying Thank You

It is the middle of summer and the temperatures in South Texas are up to 99, 100, and sometimes more.  This is all the more noticeable to me since returning from a stay in the coolness of the mountains of … Continue reading

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Come Celebrate with Us

With thanks to Walt Whitman We celebrate. With cake and ice cream, prayers and songs, poems and dances, With eulogies, stories, and photos, We celebrate our lives, our past, and our future. We celebrate. With hummingbirds sipping from the salvia, … Continue reading

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Banded by God

In my past occupation, I worked as a scientist, and took much joy in patterns and numbers.  Other scientists work with the natural world.  And in an interesting collaboration, there is a blog on art and science coming together with … Continue reading

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Thank God for Freedom to Worship!

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 As we approach the Fourth of July, the U.S. celebration of Independence Day, Christians … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Happiness Doubled by Wonder

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”   ~ G.K. Chesterton There is a Greek myth I recall. There was a man who met and spent a brief … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Mystery of Baptism

Today on Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day, we will have a baptism.  A father will bring his young daughter to the front this day to be baptized.  The mother and two grandmothers will also accompany this child to the front.  … Continue reading

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