Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is Abraham Lincoln’s short speech to institute Thanksgiving as a holiday in the United States. 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…

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is Abraham Lincoln’s short speech to institute Thanksgiving as a holiday in the United States. 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…

The Comfort of Advent

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” (Matt. 1:23) For many people, Christmas is the most brutal time of year. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a recent divorce, loneliness, or something else, Christmas can be a sad reminder that life is not how it should…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 104 A PSALM FOR GIVING THANKS Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture….

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day! Do I say that with any particular celebratory delight?  Not at all. But it’s still fun because spring is here and that means people are much happier than they were three months ago. According to the most reliable source online, Wikipedia, the earliest May Day celebrations “appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival…

Passion Week – Good Friday

This is a re-post of the Passion series from last year. 1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:21: For our sake he made him to be…