Happy Thanksgiving, 2015

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If anyone is wondering, there is in fact a correct way to carve a turkey. Alton Brown via the Food Network gives us the step by step in this 3 min. highly informative video:

Here’s a couple of in case you missed it’s:

The Internet Monk compiled a list of  useful information related to Thanksgiving, such as weather forecasts and NFL schedules, on his most recent Saturday Ramblings. Click here to check that out. 

Van Til put together a whole Thanksgiving Special for Happy Monday this week. After some debate over whether to wait until Thanksgiving day, the decision was made to go  ahead in case folks wanted to share. You can see that post by clicking here. 

If you’re looking for a good sermon to read (not sure why you would be, but you’re reading a preacher’s blog so maybe) I did mine a little early this year. Here is We Should Be All About Thanksgiving via unitybaptist.church

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Happy Thanksgiving.
Peace and God bless!

From the Archives: Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

Originally published November 24, 2010

Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’s birth, but there is no biblical command to observe it. There are however feasts, songs and prayers of thanksgiving are all over the Bible. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with Christmas; during his lifetime Jesus was an observant Jew, and every indication is that he observed all the Jewish festivals, including the historical ones not just the religious festivals commanded in scripture. The arrival of “God with us” is a major turning point in all of history. But we are commanded to praise God and give thanks. Moses sang songs of thanksgiving, David wrote his own. James reminds us that “every good gift and perfect gift is from above.” The United States was the first country to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! -Psalm 100:4

The word thanksgiving appears 9 times in the Psalms. It appears a total of 42 times in the ESV Bible.  Click here to see them all. If you look up variants, such as “give thanks,” you will find many more. Whatever you read, however you celebrate, do not forget to thank God. No matter what this year has been like, there is much to be thankful for.

Happy Monday: Thanksgiving Special

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Most of our readers are in the United States and will celebrate Thanksgiving later this week. So let’s “get off on the good foot” with a compilation of scriptures and other fun things that make us smile. We live in a crazy world but there is much to be thankful for.

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Happy Monday

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Today is Memorial Day, a day we remember and honor the servicemen and women that have gone but whose legacy is our American heritage. Many have a three day weekend, the first unofficial weekend of summer, while for many others it’s just Monday. We decided a long time ago that Happy Monday runs every Monday and you can look it up as needed. So whether you’re grilling brats or pulling a double shift, have a Happy Monday and God bless America. Continue reading