Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
Happy Thanksgiving from the Cherry Family
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Were the Pilgrims heroes, or imperialistic opportunists?
Was God leading in the founding of our nation, or was the greed of man?
Were the Founding Fathers self-serving elitists?
Do the stories of the death of Indians prove that we should be ashamed of our American historical roots?
Is the spreading of the gospel a good thing, or an invasion of human rights?
This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This holiday traditionally leads our families to thank God not only for His manifold blessings, but also for our nation’s heritage. But many will not be doing either this week.
We are a nation at a crossroads.
Revisionist historians have worked hard to control this young generation’s views of our nation.....and thereby shift our creeds and our actions. And I think we can all see they appear to be succeeding!
Are you familiar with the bestselling book A People's History of the United States? Howard Zinn wrote it in 1980, and many college and high school students are assigned to read it. It’s a revision of American history based on Marxist ideology, and it riddled with errors. Take a look at Daniel J.Flynn’s article “Howard Zinn's Biased History.”
Parents, we cannot leave the teaching of history to the public systems and the media. We must help our children sort through the facts from the false indoctrinations. This week is a prime opportunity. Don't let the story of the Pilgrims die!
Do your kids know the miraculous story about Squanto? We have shared Eric Metaxas’ great book Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving at our table many times. It is also an ebook.
Here is another great article by the Chuck Colson: The Story of Squanto. It will fill you in on this exciting historical event.
As Christians, we are not interested in sugar coating the people of our past. We know that sin has been a problem in every age! But when we look back, we must acknowledge what our faithful God has done.
Image: Robert Walter Weir "Embarcation of the Pilgrims" via Wikipedia
Gratefully linked to Making your Home Sing Monday
By Lisa Cherry
As I am watching my friends list their blessings on Facebook this week, I decided to make a list for myself. At first I thought of the good ole standbys.....health, peace, and provisions. But then I heard a challenge to go deeper. And this is what came to me....
I am thankful for......
1. A little boy who is fascinated with loud burping one minute, and is praying fervently for his nieces and nephews the next minute.
Testosterone in the raw makes me thankful for God's wisdom in designing the sexes.
2. A husband who closes down the family devotion time early, grabs the can of family loose coins, and leads us in a game of toss the quarter in the basket…
.....just so we will remember to laugh and play together.
…and then don't laugh when she tries on the jeans that no one who is middle aged should ever wear.
4. A daughter-in-law who calls and asks my advice…
…when we both knew she could have consulted Google or the latest trendy expert.
5. Sons who play their worship music loudly from two different bedrooms at the same time.
Their passion for Jesus blesses me whichever style I want to tune into.
6. Adult children who still come to the sporting events of their younger brothers and sisters…
…even when their world is filled with children of their own.
7. Teens who say emphatically that the best part of their Christmas tradition is Operation 350…
…the weekend in December that our church shares food, toys and the good news of the gospel with 350 families in our community. (This will be our 15th year.)
As I look over my list, I am humbled. I surely am the most blessed of all women. For around me I see Jesus living in the individual lives of my family. Not just a creed or a belief, but the real Savior God.
Thank you, Lord, for hearing my most fervent prayers. God, please help me to wear a grateful spirit every day. I don't want to miss these incredible moments of seeing Your awesome presence in our lives as I rush toward something of lesser value.
Happy Thanksgiving Frontline Families!
So how about you? What unusual things are you thankful for????
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