This is the time each year when the vast majority of Americans curtail their daily routines and gather together with friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving. What are the origins of this celebration and what meaning should it have for Americans today?
My husband and I didn't grow up with many holiday traditions. I was lucky to get a cold turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving and his family didn't celebrate Christmas at all. But we just had our first child, and we want him (and his hoped for siblings) to have wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas memories. How should we start building those traditions? Thank you so much by the way…I really love your column.
It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write, also reminding me that this is also the time of year I receive correspondence from thoughtful people asking how a particular American hero, a man who gave up his youth to serve this great nation under four presidents, is doing.
Parent Question: I have a full time job and I really don't like to cook and entertain. But everyone expects me to do all the heavy lifting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Frankly my home isn't that clean most of the year – but I hate to entertain if the home isn't at least presentable. I feel that I fall short of expectations – especially at the holidays. Sometimes I just feel totally overwhelmed. How can I make it less stressful and more successful - for me and for everyone else?
Climate alarmists constantly revise their language in search of a catchy phrase that captures, and obscures, our reason and will. Hence, "catastrophic, anthropogenic (manmade) global warming" (CAGW—clear and specific) morphs into "global warming" (vague), which morphs into "climate change" (more vague).
The conversation surprised me. I was recently meeting with about a dozen members of a church that was on the precipice of closing. During their perceived "good old days," the average worship attendance was in the 40s and 50s. Now the church attendance was in the teens. The church was on metaphorical life support.
Here are a few points of trivia about that one special Thursday in November that precedes the Christmas season and all its pageantry.
A Syrian Catholic Church leader recently condemned both U.S. foreign policy and Western media for ignoring Christian persecution and worsening the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
7 great spiritual quotes from American presidents about one of America's most observed holidays:
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A Christian student organization has been reinstated by a California academic institute as a recognized student group after being barred for wanting to have religious requirements for their leadership.
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he believes in heaven and is confident he has a "pretty good" chance of getting there.
The Democratic National Committee released an ad titled "Inciting fear isn't presidential" that attacked Republican presidential candidates for saying the words "radical Islam."
Evangelicals who support gay marriage are not "intellectually honest" and are unfaithful to the biblical teachings on sexuality and marriage, Family Research Council Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder said Tuesday.
A historic church in the former capital of the Confederate States of America has announced that it will be removing the rebellion's battle flag from its building.
A once struggling, predominantly white church in Florida has experienced amazing growth since merging with a predominantly black megachurch.
A Tennessee congregation blessed a working mother of three on Sunday when they presented her with a $1,400 as tip for delivering 10 pizzas to their children's Bible study.
A California congregation was forced to halt a scheduled service Sunday morning after their 39-year-old children's pastor and beloved father of five collapsed and died from a "cardiac event" after pouring his heart out during an impassioned sermon.
Pastor Carl Lentz discusses his brand of preaching, the misconception of celebrities in his church and the Starbucks red cup controversy on the "The Breakfast Club".
After educating young women about God's design for sex in her "More Than Pretty" campaign earlier this year, gospel singer Erica Campbell is now speaking up about transgender and homosexual people in the Christian community.
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Four-time Olympic track and field athlete Sanya Richards-Ross has been vocal about her Christian faith for some time, but it was her mother-in-law's survival that cemented the world class athlete's belief in miracles.
Christians in the predominantly Muslim country of Sudan continue to suffer intense persecution, with the government engaging in a systematic destruction of churches, a conservative law group has warned.
President Vladimir Putin has condemned the Turkish government for shooting down a Russian Su-24 warplane Tuesday, saying the pilots never violated Turkish airspace as claimed.
As tens of thousands of refugees flee war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Europe, world leaders are deliberating on what actions to take against President Bashar al-Assad whose government has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in barrel bomb and chemical weapons attacks as the country fights a civil war and ISIS.
While most of the Islamic State terrorist organization's foreign fighters come from Muslim backgrounds, a terrorism expert said Tuesday that jihadi recruits hailing from Christian families are among the most ferocious fighters the militant group has to offer.
Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.
A former Cuban prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned for 22 years by Fidel Castro's Communist regime will be honored as the recipient of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's highest honor.
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FRC President Tony Perkins highlights 11 instances when men and women risked everything to defend prayer and their religious convictions against intense societal, political and spiritual opposition in his new book, "No Fear."