Happy Monday

Several of my Facebook friends are participating in the 30 Days of Thanksgiving.  Each day you post one thing your thankful for.  I think I’m going to post one verse or group of verses from Psalms each day.  Check the new feature in the left-hand side bar.  (If you’re in a reader, drop by the website every now and then.)

Speaking of Thanksgiving – There is much disagreement among Christians over the celebration of Halloween.  There is some dispute over Christmas.  We should totally embrace Thanksgiving.  Expect a full length post on this soon.  We are not commanded to celebrate the birth of Christ.  (I’m not saying we shouldn’t, but more on that later.) We are expressly commanded to give thanks.

Power crews, utility trucks, National Guardsmen, TSA agents, water and a host of other people and supplies have gathered from all over the nation to assist in the recovery effort following Superstorm Sandy.  Christians, here is our chance to be the body of Christ.

Our church watched a video Sunday morning about Operation Christmas Child.  Even in a recession, we are the most prosperous and productive nation on earth.  About half of all people in the world live on less than $2 per day.  Sharing is caring.

Tomorrow is Election Day.  Pray for our nation and for all of our leaders.  Honor those in positions of authority.  God has established kings and kingdoms of this world, and ordained the events of history.  We are citizens and ambassadors of his coming Kingdom.  We are also citizens of this nation, and I find it offensive to suggest we should not participate in civil activities, namely voting.  I am an ordained minister and a teacher of American History.  To whom much is given, much shall be required.  American citizens have been given many material blessings, freedoms, liberties and responsibilities.  Vote.  Because you can is the reason you should.

Now, it’s not my place to tell you who to vote for.  But I sure enjoyed this:

Below is one more fall pic.  I’m going to transition from autumn pics to Thanksgiving style pics next week.  Have a Happy Monday.

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