Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.
Laurean Brooks – When I was growing up, Thanksgiving Dinner might consist of a couple of squirrels or a rabbit that Daddy brought home from his early morning hunting excursion. Daddy rose early on Thanksgiving day, took his rifle off the rack… [read more]
A little #freebook on Kindle for you today on this happiest of Thanksgivings. Happy reading! https://t.co/NMWwn7lylS #freebiefriday #thanksgivingsale #blackfriday #BlackFriday2019 pic.twitter.com/xoSRCbygW2— kristajean (@kristajean) November 28, 2019
Being discontent is a common malady.— Sue Montgomery (@SueMontgomeryRN) November 28, 2019
But getting out a pen and paper helps.
As the list grows, we begin to see how very much we have for which we can be #grateful.#HappyThanksgiving#BiblesandBathrobes #videodevotionals https://t.co/RHFb5kXxz7
Recipes I’d like to try: Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Glaze https://t.co/2RewDP5QOV— SweetTaleBooks ❤ (@SweetTaleBooks) November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! Must…have…more…pumpkin!
Wishing you an absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.— Vannetta Chapman (@VannettaChapman) November 28, 2019
Eat the piece of pie. Hug the toddler. Play a game of monopoly.
May you find joy and peace, especially on this day.#Thanksgiving2019 #ThanksgivingDay #CarpeDiem pic.twitter.com/w6liyISNw4
A horn call pierced the air.— ML Farb (@FarbMl) November 28, 2019
Prince Askold sighed. “Ruska is safe. I am thankful. I will fight when they come.”
“Maybe they won’t kill you.”
“The Khan is a man of his oath. He promised I’d die in the hour that my father attacked. Please, help me stand.” #cleanWIP #vss365
Thanksgiving Gives Us Eyes for God | Desiring God. Thanksgiving focuses more on what God does, and praise on who God is. Thanksgiving helps us see and praise who God is. And this act of seeing and praising God is thanksgiving’s greatest joy. https://t.co/DuzL0duiS0— Melinda V Inman (@MelindaVInman) November 28, 2019
“It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. …”— Sue Montgomery (@SueMontgomeryRN) November 28, 2019
– Abraham Lincoln, #Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863#ThursdayMotivation
October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,
Secretary of State