Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Charles Spurgeon noted that we should be thankful on more days than just Thanksgiving. “I think that is a better thing than  thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a … Continue reading Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

 The first Thanksgiving was observed the fall of 1621. Governor Bradford decreed there should be a day of thanks to celebrate harvest.(1) During colonial days thanksgiving was celebrated after the fall harvest however there was no uniform observance until October 1777. In 1789 George Washington became the first president to declare a Thanksgiving holiday.(2) Journalist … Continue reading A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions

Today’s article is about the traditions and symbols of Thanksgiving. I know that many families have their own special traditions. For my husband’s family Thanksgiving was about eating a lot of food and watching the Cowboys play. Thanksgiving for my family was a little bit different. Earlier in the week it usually included the annual … Continue reading Thanksgiving Traditions

Happy Thanksgiving

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Well At Least I Can Walk …

I had intended to post something each week that I'm thankful for however life has caused me to get sidetracked or rather sidelined. Last week I fractured my ankle, same one I fractured years ago only this time it really hurt.  For those of you who know me there is really no story this time … Continue reading Well At Least I Can Walk …

A Time For Thanksgiving

Thankfulness is a quality that I often lack. In keeping with the years theme of Make a Difference, I've decided it is time for an attitude adjustment. Inspired by Thanksgiving this month I have decided to write at least one post each week focusing on thankfulness. In 2008 I lost a job that I really … Continue reading A Time For Thanksgiving