Tonight there is no supper and scripture, choir or discussion series at the Boulevard for Thanksgiving. I pray everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. Today's reading is from James, a short gem of a letter we don't read from often. James reminds his readers that trials, difficulties in life help us mature by strengthening our endurance. James also talks about how God's economy is different from ours. James focuses on how wealth disappears while God honors the poor. Jesus put it another way: "The first will be last and the last first." As we give thanks for what we have, let us remember those with less.