Gratitude, Tennessee Football, Temptation, Worship, and Consumption

About a month ago, we spent a Saturday at Neyland Staduim.   It kind of reminded me of church. There was a processional, the band leading us down the Vol Walk.   There were pilgrims from all over sharing food and drink. People donned specialized orange clothing demonstrating their devotion.   We sang special anthems like our hymnal […]

Thanksgiving runs deeper than happiness

Although sounding similar “the pursuit of happiness” and “the act of thanksgiving” are fairly different. One is the seeking of an emotional state somewhat dependent on outside persons, resources, luck, or events.  Thanksgiving is a slowing down to render an internal accounting of the blessings, beauty, gifts, and God’s goodness in any circumstance. The pursuit of […]