Nov 2013 | Vol. 36, No. 11

Pastor: David Morelli
Editor: Dave Haugh

In November when leaves change colors and fall to the ground, and the air grows crisp, and the stars seems brighter in the autumn sky, I know that Thanksgiving is approaching.  It is this time of year I bring a book off the shelf that Jackie was given.  It was written and put to music by John Bucchino, illustrated by Anna’ Liisa Hakkarainen, and sung by Art Garfunkel on a CD included with the book.  The title: “Grateful”, A Song of Giving Thanks.

Here are the words which express my thoughts this time of year.

I’ve got a roof over my head.
I’ve got a warm place to sleep.
Some nights I lie awake counting gifts
Instead of counting sheep.

I’ve got a heart that can hold love.
I’ve got a mind that can think.
There may be times when I lose the light
And let my spirits sink…

But I can’t stay depressed
When I remember how I’m blessed!

Grateful, grateful,
Truly grateful I am.
Truly blessed
And duly grateful.

In a city of strangers,
I’ve got a family of friends.
No matter what rocks and brambles fill the way.
I know that they will stay until the end.

I feel a hand holding my hand.
It’s not a hand you can see.

But on the road to the promised land
This hand will shepherd me…

Through delight and despair,
Holding tight and always there.

Grateful, grateful,
Truly grateful I am.
Truly blessed
And duly grateful.

It’s not that I don’t want a lot,
Or hope for more or dream of more.
But giving thanks for what I’ve got
Makes me so much happier than keeping score.

In a world that can bring pain,
I will still take each chance…
For I believe that whatever the terrain
Our feet can learn to dance.

Whatever stone life may sling,
We can moan…
Or we can sing!

Grateful, grateful,
Truly grateful I am.
Truly blessed
And duly grateful.

Truly blessed
And duly grateful.

May everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving.

-Pastor David

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