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This year offers many possible obstacles to giving thanks next week. For instance, some in power have suggested that families not travel or gather for Thanksgiving. David Eggert and Rachel La Corte, writing an Associated Press story titled, “Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksg…

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They say we’re in for a long, dark winter. COVID-19 cases are surging out of control. Many states are breaking records and the U.S. single-day case count exceeded 180,000 on Nov. 13. It has been a long, difficult and wearisome journey since the first U.S. COVID-19 case appeared on Jan. 21 in…

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When COVID-19 first hit us in February, we thought perhaps it would be short-lived. As it raged through Europe and set its sights on the United States, we accepted the “stay-at-home” initiatives, hunkered in our houses, gave up shopping and eating out. When the NBA postponed its season, we k…

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They call it COVID fatigue. I think I have it. I’m tired of wearing a mask to enter a store. I like to see the smiles on people’s faces. Or, are they smiling? Maybe they’re frowning. Or smirking. It’s hard to read what people might be thinking behind those masks.

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When I listen to the insults and accusations political candidates continue to level against their opponents, I want to throw up my hands. I find myself wishing for an earlier era when politicians were more civil, when the world was stable and people were in agreement.

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My neighbor was walking down the street and greeted me with a wide grin. He had just bought a new bicycle for his 11-year-old daughter. “Is it her birthday?” I asked. “No,” he replied, almost giggling. “I realized she had outgrown her bike and decided to buy her a new one. She hasn’t stopped…

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Recently, the number of deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 200,000. Experts predict that this number could double by the end of the year. Had we known these numbers in the spring we would have been staggered.

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When I listen to myself pray, and when I listen to others pray, it seems that most of what we say to God revolves around what we want.