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Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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What one thing can you do to find peace in injustice?  Important question.  I conducted an informal poll over social media and received responses ranging from trust, forgiveness, advocacy, or righteous anger to revenge. Is peace even possible? Mass shootings, a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations, attacks on people of color, an opiod epidemic and…

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thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.  We can thank the author of Mary had a little lamb for persuading Abraham Lincoln to establish the national holiday in 1863.  Lincoln understood the power of giving thanks in the midst of our nation’s darkest hour – the civil war.  The Bible tells us to “Give thanks…

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Every day I turn on the news to protest, violence, abuse and brokenness.  Angry reporters tell me the rule of law is disintegrating.  Angry people seem to agree as they burn police vehicles and take to the streets.  Death and destruction.  Confusion.  Fear. How can I be thankful? We celebrate Thanksgiving this year because of…

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