The Pilgrims Gave Thanks—Despite a Multitude of Difficulties

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Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. 11/22/17 With another Thanksgiving upon us, it’s good to consider what the Pilgrims endured and how they thanked God through it all. I just finished reading a phenomenal book on the group of dissident Christians who founded Plymouth in 1620. Historian Rod Gragg wrote The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness history of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony (Regnery History, 2014). I thought I knew a lot about the Pilgrims, but …

For He Is Good

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By Greg Laurie And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. —Colossians 3:17 In 1789, President George Washington designated the first national Thanksgiving Day when he issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.” In our day, it can be very …

Crazy Gun Grabbing Mom Wants You to Ruin Thanksgiving by Talking About Gun Storage

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By Tim Brown on The Daily Sheeple Founder of Nanny-State, gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg’s Mom’s Demand Action Shannon Watts decided that she wanted everyone to not spend Thanksgiving giving glory to their Creator and recognizing His Providence in our history and His blessings in our lives, but rather encouraged Americans to talk about how to properly store their guns. Yep, you heard me right. Ms. Watts pulled an Obama and invaded a time of celebration and gratitude to say that …

President Donald Trump’s 2017 Thanksgiving Proclamation: “Americans Give Thanks To Almighty God For Our Abundant Blessings”

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By Tim Brown President Donald Trump, in a manner much like his predecessors, issued his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, and unlike the previous usurper of the White House, he recounted our history and why Thanksgiving came to be. Thank you for this reminder, Mr. President.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone… take time and bless the Lord, who despite our rebelliousness has continued to provide for us.  Let us repent before Him and cry out for His mercy to …

Learning to be a Thanks-giver

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By Onan Coca Several Thanksgivings ago, I wrote a piece about how I was learning to be a Thanks-giver. I’ve learned much since that Thanksgiving in 2011 (the dad of 3 kids has to be constantly learning), but this article still describes what I feel Thanksgiving really is. It’s the week of Thanksgiving, one of our most important American holidays, and a writer would be remiss to not write about this important day.  Several hundred …

THANK YOU LORD for THANKSGIVING!

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Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all the more reason to give thanks to the Lord God of All Creation for the myriad blessings in each of our lives; and for the blessings that can still be seen and named in our Nation.  I pray …

How to Have a Thrifty Thanksgiving Dinner

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By Daisy Luther Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of gratitude when you get together with the people you love and give thanks for what you have. But like every other holiday, it has become a retail frenzy and a day for which people spend hundreds of dollars on one single meal to host an epic Thanksgiving dinner. Stop that! You shouldn’t have to spend an entire month’s grocery budget on a lavish dinner …

Remember to Give Thanks

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By Greg Laurie One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. —Luke 17:15-16 In Luke 17 we find the story of some men who had a lot to give thanks for. They were miraculously touched by Jesus. Complete outcasts, they were the very scourge of society. …