Join New Hampshire Right to Life’s “Caroling for Life”

The team at New Hampshire Right to Life – including NHRTL president and opera veteran Jane Cormier – welcome carolers to join them on December 10 in singing Christmas carols on the public right of way outside Planned Parenthood’s office at 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester NH.

The event will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.   For more information, email life@nhrtl.org.

Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love.

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

monadnock from pitcher mtn

Thanksgiving to all, thanksgiving for all

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

— G.K. Chesterton (h/t goodreads.com)

Chesterton has the right idea. I have much to be thankful for, even in lean times. May the same be true for you.

Gratitude, Even In November

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333828/gratitude-even-november-2012-nro-symposium

From today’s National Review Online, this link will take you to a collection of brief reflections on gratitude. One writer in particular struck me. From Edward T. Mechmann:

“While our modern media tend to concentrate on the big picture, the reality is that a true Culture of Life is the product of a myriad of decisions made on the personal, individual level….Such small steps are invisible to our media culture, but plain to see for those who look in the right place. By the grace of God and the cooperation of everyday people, a Culture of Life is being built within the ruins of our age, one heart and one life at a time. That gives us great cause for thanksgiving.”