This week: a reader poll, followed by Thanksgiving!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks and glory to God for blessings large and small! I hope Thursday is filled with every good thing for you and your family. May we all have true peace, safe travels, good food, and lots of help with the dishes. 

Advent posts begin Sunday

As a Catholic woman and a veteran of too many Advents spent working in retail jobs, I embrace Advent every year as a long-lost friend. I know that some readers from other faith traditions understand how that works. Beginning on Sunday, November 30, Leaven for the Loaf is going to feature posts each week reflecting on the Advent season. It's part of my pro-life tapestry. I hope you'll join me.

Blog poll: Seven quick questions for you

Social media links like Facebook have drawn a lot of new readers to Leaven for the Loaf this year, and that means current readers are sharing posts. Will you help me learn more about how the blog is finding readers? This blog post contains a seven-question multiple-choice poll that should take you two minutes or less to complete. No marketing firms are involved - just your humble blogger. Thank you!

Wisdom from a most unlikely source

A Leaven for the Loaf reader forwarded me this Facebook post from the Lovering Center, the abortion facility in Greenland, New Hampshire: "Fear can lead to many mistakes, such as blaming a whole race or religion for the actions of a few violent miscreants." (You can find the full post on the Joan G. Lovering Health Center Facebook page, November 20).

The Lovering staff was referring to Middle Eastern Muslim refugees to the West. (I agree with the post, by the way.) Do you suppose they'd apply the same logic (using "group of people" instead of "race or religion") to peaceful pro-life witnesses on the Greenland sidewalk, if someone not committed to peaceful action were to commit a crime at an abortion facility? Or would they say that the very presence of peaceful pro-lifers creates an atmosphere of violence?  

In case you missed it: Read about a recent email from the Lovering Center to its supporters which expressed a very narrow, fearful view of the New Hampshire residents who resist public funding of abortion providers.

Note to Cyber Monday online shoppers: When you make purchases on this season using this link, I'll receive a small commission that helps to defray blog expenses. Thank you!

P.S.: Check New Hampshire Right to Life's web site for information on the NH March for Life on January 16.  Also, the 40 Days for Life Spring 2016 team has just sent me the following information about the next campaign.
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