A lot of people wrote about gratitude and thanksgiving this week – and a few on Black Friday. Jennifer Dukes-Lee compared Black Friday to another Friday. Brendan MacOdrum muses on what a guitar is. Jeanne Damoff photographs a community of thanks. And a lot more, too.
“What My Son Wants to Be When He Grows Up” by Shawn Smucker.
“Confessions of a Thanksgiving Slacker” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“Getting What We’re Owed” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Hiding Behind Fiction” by Gina Holmes at Novel Journey.
“Pilate’s Choice” by Ed Blonski for True Men’s Ministries.
“The plant lady” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“It’s Magic” by Sandra Heska King.
“In My Daughters’ Eyes” by Mike Dellosso.
“The November and December” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey Is Everything.
“God Sets the Lonely in Families” by Fatha Frank at Public Christianity.
“Good Friday Thanks on Black Friday” by Jennifer Dukes-Lee at Getting down with Jesus.
“The thirty-year itch” by Jim Schmotzer for Catapult Magazine.
“Sometimes” by Tulika Verma at Indulgence.
“Anna Kamienska” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Salty Grace” by Kathleen Overby at Almost Paradisical.
“Red and Blue Polka Dots” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“Fighting Weeds” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“In Hell There Is Democracy” by Justinian at Delight and Glory and Oddity and Light.
“What is a Guitar” by Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.
Paintings and Photographs
“Refuge Autumn Study,” oil on canvas by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Gratitude” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Well Played” by J of India at neither Use Nor Ornament.
“Friend, Today” by Claire Burge.
“A Year to the Day: David, Angela and Holden S.” by Kelly Sauer.
“Beauty is” by Laura Boggess at The Wellspring.
“A Community of Thanks” by Jeanne Damoff for All the Church Ladies.
“Scott Russell Sanders on the Importance of Public Libraries” by Englewood Review of Books.
“Autumn Festival of Songs” by Michael Dodaro at Lyric Arts Forum.
Illustration: Abstract Painting by David Wagner via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.