Gratitude and One Prayer – A Thanksgiving Peaceful Pause with Musician Beth Schafer

How is this Thanksgiving different from all other Thanksgivings? It has been a tough nine months. We have endured so much pain as a community, country, and globe. People are struggling so deeply with homelessness, unemployment, isolation, illness, death, not to mention political polarization. There is legend told of God sending out angels to gather the complaints of the people. The angels traveled throughout the world and they returned with…

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