Thursday, 26 November 2015

My Thanksgiving Message

We are all
Most of us need to
Do a better job
Of it.
          That's all

   it takes
   to fulfil
   our potential


As above



P.S. At some site in today's emails (both Liberty Alliance and Godfather Politics were involved, I see upon checking) there was a report from the attendant of a Children's section of a bookstore to an enquirer that their children's books didn't have much to say about Thanksgiving.  Nothing on its roots as a national holiday; just that children (and their parents too, presumably) are to give general 'thanks' for whatever in their lives on the day.

Thanks to Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel for this report on its roots, in this country's history:

If there is a truly American (and thoroughly biblical) holiday, it is Thanksgiving.Happy Thanksgiving

As I'm sure you recall, in 1621 the Pilgrim settlers held a feast with the Wampanoag Indians to celebrate God's goodness and a bountiful harvest. Following a brutal first winter, in which almost one-half of their party died, the Pilgrims had experienced an amazing increase in their harvest. This led one of their company to write, "by the goodness of God, we are... far from want." So they celebrated... for three days!
+ + From Washington To Lincoln.

In 1789, President George Washington declared November 26 "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God."

But it wasn't until many years later, in 1863, that Thanksgiving became established in our national consciousness as an annual celebration. During the darkest nights of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called on the nation to pause and give thanks:
“It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."


Such is the takeover going on of our country, by Marxists, and assorted other atheists.  Oh - and those who call themselves Muslims.  Or don't; as the case may be.

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