This year has been unlike anything you or I have ever experienced. Not unprecedented. Just different. In so many ways.
Each and every one of us, I'm sure, can look at a year of misfortune and say that they are glad to turn the page on that chapter.
Bad years are not unprecedented. But this one is different.
There have been highs and lows. The headlines in the news will often scare you. You, or members of your family or friends will have suffered unspeakable tragedy.
I pray this message finds you and yours in fine health and spirit.
There is much to be thankful for. Worldly and spiritually. America remains an engine of growth and a beacon of hope for the world.
Almighty God still smiles upon us and wills that every corner of the world enjoys continued good health, peace, and prosperity. We have but to grasp it!
If you are reading this, you can be thankful for these constants. You can be thankful for your family, friends, and the community that has grown at The Fresh Loaf.
A digital world will never replace the real thing but you can be thankful for a meaningful hobby, an inexpensive hobby, a fruitful hobby, and a hobby that can provide nutrition or livelihood...and a community of friends that understands you and supports you.
Happy Thanksgiving as I remain,
Yours in brotherly love,