'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

Give Thanks

Be the One, Not the Nine

Although the Thanksgiving holiday traces its roots back to the 17th century and was first observed nationally under the presidency of George Washington, it did not become an annual holiday until 1863 by the proclamation of Abraham Lincoln. In Lincoln’s address regarding the Thanksgiving holiday, he noted that all blessings “are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.” His statement is reminiscent of Habakkuk 3:2…
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The Kid’s Table

As I was growing up my parents would always let me stay with my Nana on the last Wednesday night of November.  She would pick me up for mid-week Bible class earlier that day and then afterwards, I would get to stay the night with her in anticipation of thanksgiving the next day. She would let me “help” her make the dressing and finish up some of the other dishes in preparation for the big family meal. One of the…

Thoughtfulness & Thankfulness

My whole life, I’ve heard the phrase, “What would you have today if you woke up with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” This thought is always a sobering one as I reflect on my daily prayer life and the level of thankfulness I show in it. A couple of weeks ago, our whole nation, at some point or another, had their minds on the topic of being thankful. They may have done so around a big Thanksgiving…