A Family Liturgy of Thanksgiving

Posted on November 16, 2017

I found them in her dining room tucked into a lowboy drawer: a sandwich sized Ziploc bag of corn kernels.  I looked around at the china hutch still full, her table shrunk small.  She had passed away just a week before. She was red-haired spunky but always full of welcome. We had driven to Akron…

Is Fundraising Really That Hard? #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 15, 2017

In 2012, in response to the so-called consumer holidays “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation partnered to create Giving Tuesday. This November 28, organizations, influencers, and individuals will reach out across their platforms to encourage people to give generously to worthy causes. As I wrote in Giving…

In Praise of All Medical Workers

Posted on February 25, 2016

I am laying in a hospital bed for my first full day of recovery from back surgery.  I woke up in recovery-room yesterday to sounds of nurses, technicians, doctors, and assistants giving me the best medical care I could have hoped for. I first thanked God for even waking up. The medical release forms you have to sign the…

Thanksgiving Prayers (Not Just for Thanksgiving Day!)

Posted on November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving prayer is one of the most important kinds of prayer. There are plenty of thanksgiving prayers out there, but we’d like to share some more thanksgiving prayers from the Anglican tradition! The following thanksgiving prayers are from the Anglican Church in North America’s 2019 Book of Common Prayer The General Thanksgiving (2019 BCP, pg….