Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Day for Thanks

***Yes, there is a lot of bad stuff going on in the world today. We are blessed in so many ways, though, and today is the day to focus on that. I hope you get to be with your families/friends and are able to focus on the good things in your life. We all take so much for granted.

Poster fight for--Freedom From Want

I always post this on Thanksgiving, it's my favorite Norman Rockwell painting.

***Ronald Reagan's 1985 Thanksgiving address:

"Good morning, everyone. You know, the Statue of Liberty and this wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally because although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty.
Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for two centuries have laid down their lives.
Today, while religion is suppressed in perhaps one third of the world, we Americans are free to worship the Almighty as we choose.
While entire nations must endure the yoke of tyranny, we are free to speak our minds, to enjoy an unfettered and vigorous press, and to make government abide by the limits we deem just.
While millions live behind walls, we remain free to travel throughout the land to share this precious day with those we love most deeply – the members of our families.
My fellow Americans, let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred. Let us thank God for the bounty and goodness of our nation. And as a measure of our gratitude, let us rededicate ourselves to the preservation of this: the land of the free and the home of the brave.
From the Reagan family to your family: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all.”

Amen, Mr. President. We miss you.

***"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Colossians 3:17



***Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another. ~~ John Clayton

**Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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