The Morning JoyRide®

“The Empty Chair Prayer” The pies are in the freezer,  The turkey’s on the list,  But this Thanksgiving, oh how a loved one will be missed! Lord Jesus, please hear our Thanksgiving prayer,  For those gathered around a table that has an empty chair, Oh Lord, comfort their hearts – we...

DID YOU KNOW? A Thanksgiving mix-up inspired the first TV dinners? In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered a  colossal shipment of Thanksgiving turkeys (260 tons, to be exact). To deal with the excess, salesman Gerry Thomas took inspiration from the prepared foods served on airplanes. He came...

The person you don’t see eye-to-eye with. The one who hurt you and never apologized. The church member who believes differently than you. The coworker who annoys you. The sorority sister who gossips. The mother of your child’s friend. The one who holds your past over your head. The neighbor with the...