Alka's Angle November 25, 2020

Dear Broadway Family,


Friends, no one had imagined we would be having the kind of Thanksgiving we will have this year! And yet -- here we are!  So, I was looking for a message that would help us keep things in perspective, for the reality is that we will not be with family and friends as we are used to.

And, even though it feels like it is forced upon us, it is to keep us all safe and healthy, and to protect us and our loved ones from possibly exposing ourselves to the virus, or completely unbeknownst to us, infect someone else. So, I found this poem titled, “Be Thankful”. I want to replace every "you" with “we" because I want to be reminded of these things also:

“Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. 

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings."

~ Author Unknown


Friends, let us continue to find things to be grateful for, even in this season that is testing all of us. I invite you to be creative and find other ways of having fellowship with family -- a Zoom dinner, FaceTime, or something like that might be worth the effort. 

And, remember starting this Sunday, you can join us for worship at 11am on Facebook Live and on our YouTube page, (where you can also access it anytime you desire in the future.) If you need help with YouTube, please contact us and let us know. We will try to help you. Zoom will begin at 11:45am for fellowship and prayers, starting this Sunday.

We are trying this because of all the complaints we got about not being able to hear the music well. We hope this will solve that problem. We will monitor it for a few weeks and let you know if we will continue in this format.


Friends, please do take good care of you! Follow the directions of the experts who are telling us to stay safe at home, wash hands as frequently as we can, wear our mask and, be safe. Like I said last week, we may feel inconvenienced this year, but that would mean we can celebrate many more Thanksgivings in the future, with our family and friends. May God give all of us the strength we need for each day. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving!