Thanksgiving faces an unprecedented amount of competition. Early signs of this appear as Halloween and Christmas are simultaneously advertised in September, making Thanksgiving seem like merely a traditional transition into the holiday season.
In addition to all of the holiday anticipation, there are actually many things that happen on Thanksgiving Day that compete with its intended purpose of giving thanks. And it seems like some of these tendencies are indicators of things that we must battle against the rest of the year: discontentment, distraction, complaining, and carelessness.
In order to learn how we might "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18), below are four things we can do to focus on being thankful throughout the year, but especially on Thanksgiving. more >>
Thanksgiving is a "pagan" holiday? I thought I heard it all.
As a former witch, a quick recollection of my pagan roots substantiated that Thanksgiving was not observed on the Witches Wheel of the Year. Oh sure, friends enjoyed a turkey dinner with their families like most other Americans on the last Thursday of November, but there wasn't anything magickal (associated with Wicca or Wiccan beliefs) about it.
As Christians, we've heard the arguments against Halloween, Christmas and Easter but Thanksgiving? Aren't we stretching these "forbidden" holidays a bit too far? more >>
Well, here you have it, the PERFECT Thanksgiving story said word for word … kind of. You will be HAPPY hearing these adorable kids tell the story of Thanksgiving in the cutest way.
A video that is meant to share with the whole family. It will definitely keep you interested. They tell the whole story, or at least what they remember and it is just too cute to resist. Listen to what they have to say about several holiday traditions we practice nowadays. These funny kids will keep you happy for the holidays.
Watch and share this adorable video with a friend: more >>
For the 135th year in a row, New York City's Bowery Mission will provide thousands of meals for city's homeless residents on Thanksgiving Day at their Bowery street location and other sites.
"More than 600 volunteers will prepare these meals and serve guests in the mission's century-old chapel, with music and festive decorations for the holiday," James Winans, chief development officer at the Bowery Mission, told The Christian Post.
"Meals will be served at 227 Bowery at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. Additional meals will be added throughout the day, based on the demand," he said. "Each meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy and all the fixings, and with pie for dessert." more >>
Holiday cheer can be hard to muster when there's chaos in the air. With the addition of more tasks and less time than usual, 'tis the season that puts a squeeze on our emotions, priorities and finances. Some men paint on a grin and roll through the routine with low expectations. Others face demons from the past, broken families, pressures and circumstances that bring up pain.
For many, it's not survival of the fittest; it's just a matter of survival.
Holidays can be so much more. Allow me to tweak your perspective this year, starting with T-Day. more >>
Declan Jay Bugal is the son of a mother who did everything in her power to keep him alive. Not only is this baby boy a miracle of God, but also the most beautiful tribute of a Mother's love.
His mom had to make a very difficult decision that involved her risking her own life to save his. During a very risky c-section the mother sadly lost her life. The family could not believe what had happened to her during the birth process. It was the best option for her son, but the worst for her. The last decision she made that was heart-wrenching to watch. When this baby hears the story of the sacrifice his mother made to save him, it will bring him to tears.
God bless this family and watch over them in their time of grief. This boy will know his mother truly loved him when he find out she took the ultimate sacrifice to save him. more >>