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2-- For Thanksgiving E-mail and Blog

2-- For Thanksgiving E-mail and Blog

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 Note: True Christians should be doing thanksgiving every day, but some nations have aThanksgiving Day. In Germany, many churches have a thanksgiving service in which food isdonated and thankfulness for the harvesting of the food crops and for God is done. But I always enjoyed Thanksgiving Day in the USA. We remembered the Pilgrim origin of it too. liked it when relatives visited on that day. One time we even had a sing along when my unclecame from New Jersey and my other uncle from Southern California. I loved eating turkey,homemade rows, yams, peas, and lemon merainge pie. Sometimes I also enjoyed the Macy’s parade, the football games, and the basketball games. But I grieved about the what is said inthis article. It is followed by two anagrams and a short devotion.
Taking the ‘Thanks’ Out of Thanksgiving(by John W. Whitehead,
Christian Post 
Contributor)
Some things have reached absurd proportions in this country. Increasingly, we are taking our rich, diverse cultural heritage-- some of it dating back 300 years-- and slowly eradicating it, allfor the sake of not offending some individual or special-interest group. At no time is this moreevident than in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.Examples abound. A concerned parent recently wrote that whereas a year or two ago teachers intheir school district were told not to mention Christmas, Easter or anything relating to God, theycannot even mention the word “Thanksgiving” this year because “the pilgrims offended theIndians” and “Thanksgiving was never intended to be thanks to God!”Another parent with children in the public schools was upset and concerned when she received aletter from school officials directing classroom mothers not to use plates and napkins withThanksgiving printed on them at their children’s fall parties. As she recounted, “It seems likethey are worried about offending just one person and are worried about law suits. In the past, thisschool has gone from ‘winter’ parties that banned red and green cupcakes and napkins, to banning any winter party in fear that it may be mistaken for Christmas.”Several years ago, it was reported that Maryland public school students were free to thank anyone they wanted while learning about the 17th century celebration of Thanksgiving.However, they were not allowed to thank God. Instead, Maryland students read stories about thePilgrims and Native American Indians, simulated Mayflower voyages, held mock feasts andlearned about the famous meal that temporarily allied two very different groups. But teachers didnot mention that in addition to thanking the Native Americans for their peaceful three-dayindulgence, the Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God.Clearly, those who founded our country recognized the importance of God in the life of our nation. They also understood the rightness of thanking God for his blessings. For example, it wasGeorge Washington who, on October 3, 1789, issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation. InWashington’s words, Americans were to set aside “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to beobserved by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”So how did we get to the point where the mere mention of God is enough to send some of our fellow citizens into a tailspin-- to such an extent that they are now trying to take the “thanks” outof Thanksgiving?Part of the answer lies in our politically correct society. We have allowed ourselves to becomecontrolled by our fears. Rather than risk offending someone, we would sooner toss our rich
 
history and traditions on the pyre of political correctness. But such an approach is destined for failure. Indeed, even if you breathe, you are sure to offend someone. What is the result? We gainnothing. We water down and suck the life out of what once gave meaning and direction to our lives. In the end, our children will be the ones who lose out, left with little clue as to where theycame from or where they may be going in life.We have also lost our sense of reverence. Too many Americans have little, if any, gratitude for the liberty and material comforts we enjoy-- both of which were made possible through greatsacrifice. Heedless of our many blessings, as a nation, we are tempting fate.
Thanksgiving Anagram With Good Verses(author unknown)T
- “
T
hanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
T
his is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
H
- “
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eaven and Earth praise Him, the seas, and everything that moves therein. (Psalm 69:34)
H
e is good;
H
is mercy endures for ever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)
A
- “
A
ll things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.”(John 1:3)
N
- “
N
othing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37)
“N
othing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
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nock, and it shall be opened unto you.” (Matthew 7:7)
I
now whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I havecommitted unto Him.” (2 Timothy 1:12)
S
- “
S
alvation belongs unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people.” (Psalm 3:8)
“S
eek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall beadded unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
G
- “
G
race and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17)
G
od so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes inHim shall not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
I
- “
I
n Him was life; and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4)
“I
n Him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
V
- “
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erily I say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men.” (Mark 3:28)
I
- “
I
f I take the wings of morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shallYour hand lead me.” (Psalm 139: 9-10)
I
have been young, and now am old; yet have Inot seen the righteous forsaken.” (Psalm 37:25
N
- “
N
ow abides faith, hope charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”(1 Corinthians 13:13)
N
ight shall be light about me.” (Psalm 139:11)

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