Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving & Hanukkah 2013

This is not London. But when we meet friends and family here, Seattle feels just as warm, in spite of it being called 'wet and gray'. The hospitality is absolutely loved. Like I said, a city pretty much feels similar to me. The snowstorm (probably only in the mountains lah) that was due to hit didn't, but will arrive this weekend and bring the cold front along with it for all of next week.

Last night marked the beginning of Hanukkah which will end next Thursday, the season coinciding with Thanksgiving. Apparently the convergence of the dates last happened in 1888, and wouldn't happen again for the next 70,000 years. Okaaaay. So here we go, #Thanksgivukkah, and ermm...#menurkeys. A pretty wonderful holiday season for our family on the man's side.

Our reading at Thanksgiving dinner looked at Hebrews, and we keep Chapter 13 (NJB version) close to our hearts,
5 Put avarice out of your lives and be content with whatever you have; God himself has said: I shall not fail you or desert you, 
6 and so we can say with confidence: With the Lord on my side, I fear nothing: what can human beings do to me?
7 Remember your leaders, who preached the word of God to you, and as you reflect on the outcome of their lives, take their faith as your model. 

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