Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Still thinking about Thanksgiving, which is better than Earth Day

I don’t want Thanksgiving Day to get too small in the rear view mirror before pointing out a terrific post by my friend and colleague Rusty Pritchard, on the Flourish Blog.  He draws a parallel, or really establishes a clear distinction, … Continue reading

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The Lost Lessons of Thanksgiving

Emerging from the tryptophan-induced lethargy of Thanksgiving and the fleeting stimulus of Black Friday sales stampedes I’m reflecting on two lost lessons of the first Thanksgiving and the people who celebrated it, the Puritans.  The Puritan understanding of deferred gratification. … Continue reading

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Thankful

About this time each year we’re asked about our gratefulness. We hear responses around the family table or in public expressions of known and unknown citizens. We reflect: we’re grateful for family, for health, for a warm house, or (as … Continue reading

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Preparing and eating safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday meals

There’s nothing like Thanksgiving Day in America. There isn’t a better time of the year for gathering family, thanking God for his provision of life and bounty, and feasting on the best that tradition and family chefs provide. As you … Continue reading

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As Thanksgiving nears: Holiday ways to care for God’s creation

As we approach the holiday designated by the culture to thank God for the bounty he has granted us, it seems a good time to think about ways to do our part to care for His creation as we gather … Continue reading

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President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, … Continue reading

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Eating thankfully and mercifully this Thanksgiving

After watching an excellent overview of the intersection of faith and the humane treatment of animals called Eating Mercifully, produced by the Humane Society of America’s Animals and Religion division, I’m beginning to examine how we can eat only meat … Continue reading

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Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

The worst time for an atheist, it is said, is when he is grateful and he has no one to thank. While Thanksgiving can be a day of unadorned gluttony and football for such, it is doubly satisfying for the … Continue reading

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