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National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

Thanks Giving, has different meaning to different people, which depends on your culture and upbringing. To Some Thanks Giving is a time for sharing time with family and stuffing your face with as much Turkey as possible. To others it's spending time at the Thanks Giving Day parade where We gawk at the multiple floats that pass by, but does anyone ever consider the History of Thanks Giving and how the day became a national Holiday here in the US.   To address this issue, I researched and found an article that gives a wonderful time line and more importantly remind us what Thanks giving is all about.

 While you are getting the Table set and the trimmings ready, Go through this article with your family. 

 here is an excerpt from the website: "The American Thanksgiving also has its origin in the faith practices of Puritan New England, where strict Calvinist doctrine sanctioned only the Sabbath, fast days and thanksgivings as religious holidays or “holy days.” To the Puritans, a true “thanksgiving” was a day of prayer and pious humiliation, thanking God for His special Providence. Auspicious events, such as the sudden ending of war, drought or pestilence, might inspire a thanksgiving proclamation. It was like having an extra Sabbath during the week "..

 

 

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