Happy Thanksgiving

Dear God, make me grateful for all that this life offers – the good and the difficult. You made me and you sustain me, offering love in all times and places. Teach my heart to love, my spirit to dance, and my mind to understand. Amen.

[I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For, Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn (sound track), recorded 1942, Sunbeam Records]

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I am a Christian educator and writer.I have worked in churches, denominational offices, and seminaries. I have a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a focus on Practical Theology and educating in faith. In 2010, my book, "How the Other Half Lives: the challenges facing clergy spouses and partners," was published by Pilgrim Press. I believe that words can build doorways that lead to encounters with God through the Spirit.

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. wonderful prayer, great music–accompaniment by Bing’s younger brother Bob–and that must be Yank Lawson on the trumpet.
    Thanks, Johnna!

    1. Thanks, Bill! Bing is one of my favorite singers, and I had no idea about Bob or Yank Lawson. So fun to learn something new about an old favorite. Peace, Johnna

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