Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thankfulness Quotes

“If ‘thank you’ is the only prayer you say, that will be enough.”--Meister Eckhart

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”--Charles Dickens

“Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.”--Zig Ziglar

"One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness.”--J. Robert Maskin

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”—Cicero

There is no better habit than the habit of thankfulness. It is the surest, quickest way to fill ones heart and lift ones spirits.

This morning, I am thankful for these fingers, this computer, the gift of words. I am thankful for this coffee. And I'm grateful for this place. I am thankful for the turn in the weather, for the run I am about to go on, for the afternoon I get to spend with my girls. Yes, I am thankful for my family - both immediate and extended - I am thankful that you are my mother, my father, my sister, my brother. I am thankful for you. And I am thankful for my Lord. I am thankful to Jesus for all of this - for by him all things are made. He is the sweet source. And if I am only this one thing - his - it is enough. For it all springs out from this one reality. I am my beloved's; he is mine. And he can be yours... So come, I invite you...come into the beauty - the marvel of my Master, the ecstacy of nature and love, the wonder of all of this... Come.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kent's Night

Oh, my brother
won't you stand here beside me
we shall carry each other
and should your soul grow weary
or the strength leave your bones
oh my brother
I will carry you home.
"Oh, My Brother"
– Eddie From Ohio

Many of you have been able to join us the last two Thanksgivings, to remember our brother, friend, and son, Kent Welch. Coming together has given us a chance to feel his presence again, and to share memories, stories, and relationships in honor of Kent. Through us – his family, friends, and loved ones – his legacy continues. We hope that you can join us once more for Kent's Night at THE WEREHOUSE on Friday, November 23. The doors will open at 9 pm and we will once again be accepting donations to the Edward Kent Welch Memorial Fund, in care of the Winston-Salem Foundation.* Music will be provided by Kent's first banjo instructor, Rex McGee, and his band Dixie Broadway. We hope this finds you well and ask that you help us spread the word by sharing this invitation with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all on November 23rd.