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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

November 2010 Column


November 2010
In this month of Thanksgiving you are invited to read and mediate on any or all of the following scriptures or hymns. This is not a complete list! It has always been interesting to me that Paul, a man with a physical affliction, persecuted by authorities, a man in jail and often without funds, persistently begins his letters with thanksgivings and throughout his letters encourages his readers to give thanks. Indeed!! I Thessalonians 5:18 “give thanks in all circumstances.”

There are many Psalms of Thanksgiving.
I Corinthians 1:4
2 Corinthians 2:14
Philippians 4:4-6
Colossians 1:3-4
Philemon verses 4-5
Psalm 95:1-2
Psalm 100

Hymns of Thanksgiving may be found on Pages 84-101 of our Hymnal. Others are on pages 131, 169, 694.
A good discipline would be to choose one, read all the words once during the day.
Sing! Keep thanksgivings in your heart where ever you are.
Perhaps you and/or your family could write your own hymn or Psalm or letter of Thanksgiving.
Read and share it at your Thanksgiving meal.

Peace and Blessings, Sheila