Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Different Kind of Throwdown

Ridgecrest, California 11/25/2010 Melvin Gayle: “What would it take for you to give up Sweet and Low (artificial sweetener)? What can I give up in exchange?” Gayla Lorraine: (Thinks hard before she speaks) “Are you still smoking?” Melvin Gayle: (Grimaces) … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Of all of the presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations, this one is my favorite. It is well worth the read. ****************************************************************** October 3, 1863 By The President of the United States A Proclamation The year that is drawing towards its close, has … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

“I do. . .issue this my proclamation, hereby appointing Thursday. . .a day of public and solemn thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God, earnestly recommending to all the good people. . .to set apart the said day for those purposes.” … Continue reading

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Imperatives

I asked Tori if the commands in the Psalms to give thanks are admonitions. He thought for a moment and then said, they are in the imperative, which means: do this! My mind jumped to Psalm 92:1 “It is good … Continue reading

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Proclamation–Thanksgiving Day 1777

Continental Congress – 11/01/1777 This is the text of the Continental Congress November 1, 1777 national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation; as printed in the Journals of Congress. Saturday, November 1, 1777 The committee appointed to prepare a recommendation to the several … Continue reading

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Thankful

Tonight I am thankful that loved ones are safely on their way and will arrive in just a few hours.

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A Connection

The words good or goodness appear repeatedly in verses about giving thanks. “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High.” Psalm 92: 1-2. “O give thanks to the Lord, … Continue reading

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In The Giving Of Thanks We Are Changed

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High.” Psalm 92: 1-2. Years ago Oprah challenged her viewers to keep a gratitude journal.  The idea was to write down five … Continue reading

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Just As I Am

Yesterday I randomly (or, maybe, not so randomly) came across a blog I had not seen before, Someone Tell Me the Story.  I liked it a lot, especially this post:  I’m a Legalist When I Pray, by Andrew Faris.   … Continue reading

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Ides

Desperately seeking inspiration, I find that I am not the only one feeling “the weight of the Ides of Nablopomo”.  Whew! There is comfort in knowing I am not alone. If I was sitting in a comfortable couch, across from … Continue reading

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