Read the original Thanksgiving proclamation issued by President George Washington from New York, October 3rd, 1789.
"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."
Gordon Robertson and his wife, Katharyn, are wonderful cooks and have many family favorite recipes. Here Gordon shares his Best Turkey Brine recipe.
"It being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress..."
Even now, I often catch myself startled by the gift, constantly awed by the unlikely reality of them in my life.
The first Thanksgiving is the story of how God rescues a 12-year-old Indian boy sold into slavery in Europe and sends him to the Pilgrims to help them survive.
We don't have to wait until we're hard-pressed to call out to God. We can lift a prayer right now. Prayer can be spontaneous, in your own words, or i even a song that you sing. It doesn’t have to be formal.
When you mix stress with a big family get-together, don't be surprised if you find yourself or others feeling down. Here are tips on curing those holiday blues.