From our November Food 4 Thought hosts, Jane Fiore and Ilse Koerper:
One thing that can help us to be more resilient is to be grateful for all of the good things in our lives. As we look towards Thanksgiving it is important to remember the blessings and gifts this year has brought us. If you are reading this you are blessed to be a part of this community: a community that has joyfully worked to remain a community this year. We must be grateful for the creativity, energy and resiliency that is HEC. We will have several opportunities to be together this week. Let us sing and pray and give thanks. Here are some scripture selections we wanted to share with you all:
be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 100 (King James Version)
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Philippians 4: 6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus