A New Thanksgiving

My granddaughter told me that on Thanksgiving, you go to a lot of houses, knock on the door and say, “Happy Thanksgiving” and then they give you turkey. I think that would be a better holiday and wouldn’t it be a blessing if we followed the Rule of St. Benedict to “Let everyone that comes…

Things to Eat

At the beginning of our staff meeting this week, I asked each member to share their favorite Thanksgiving food. Dressing was high on the list, but a surprising number of mixes were listed. Mashed potatoes, corn, dressing, and gravy seemed to be a beloved combination. So I got thinking about things to eat. Growing up…

The End is Near?

Heard a speaker that was predicting the end times.  He emphatically listed all the signs that the apocalypse is near: wars, violence, political decisions, rise in dangerous groups, lack of religious beliefs, and so on. My reaction to these predictors and predictions is – so what?  If you believe the world is ending and you’re…

Top 10 List

Last week was my 100th blog post.  I am asking for a BIG favor.  If you are a regular (or irregular) reader of Parsonage Parables, would you send me your top 5 or 10 favorite posts? You can private message me on Facebook or email your list to blumer5@outlook.com Looking at publishing a collection in…