THANKSGIVINGDon’t throw away your turkey carcass!A Recipe from Food for Thought Food for Thought by Francis Foucachon “Here, ladies and gentlemen, is an eminently practical book. And an eminently wise book.I highly recommend his book; even if you buy it for yourself and never lend it out, if taken to heart it will be a gift to others.I recommend it because it is full of joy and gratitude. It is difficult to find a book that talks about what food is for, and what people are for, that doesn’t become either pedantic or shrill. Joy and gratitude are the solution … Continue Reading “Don’t throw out your turkey carcass!”
Thankful for both in-person and remote fellowship In 2020 more than ever before, we are aware of two realities. One, the gift of sitting down face-to-face and sharing a meal, in person. The sight, the smell, the touch, the warmth, the taste. Second, the gift of technology in bringing people together, however imperfectly. As we wait for the resurrection from the dead on the last day and Supper of the Lamb where all those in Christ will eat, face-to-face (no Zoom), we are grateful for those technologies that bring us together now, whether it’s a family member across the country … Continue Reading “Thanksgiving 2020: Thankful for both in-person and remote fellowship”
Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to gratitude, but often involves people that are difficult to be grateful for. That aunt or uncle of a radically different political persuasion, that sibling you haven’t seen for an awkward amount of time. And if it weren’t for Thanksgiving, you might not naturally gather with these people. Meals, especially feasts, bring people together. Think of how many stories or movies end at the table. History will culminate with the Supper of the Lamb. And we fellowship over a meal in the Eucharist. And yet how do we deal with difficult relationships in the … Continue Reading “Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving”
In this excerpt from Lesson 1 from the Grammar of Poetry video course, Matt Whitling talks about the importance of thankfulness in poetry, and while learning poetry. Happy Thanksgiving!