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The Thanksgiving Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, 1864

It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household.

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A Deeper Thanks to Give

Father God, I need help from You, to offer a richer level of thanks and praise. To reach into a deeper place in my heart to give to You a feast of thanksgiving from my soul. 252 more words

From nothing

Today in the States we celebrate Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, a day devoted to gratefulness. I have much to be grateful for, as do we all. 1,435 more words


A Day to Give Thanks

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

In the “Jaywalking” segment of the “Tonight Show,” Jay Leno posed some Thanksgiving Day trivia questions to passersby, and the results were humorous and sad at the same time. 1,141 more words


Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Old Abe would have driven the A.C.L.U. nuts with this proclamation.

 Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. 499 more words

Thanksgiving and the hand of Lincoln

Born and raised in the giant corn field that is central Illinois, I was ready to move to the mountains by age 9, though my escape plan didn’t come together for another 14 years. 800 more words