Now Thank We All Our God

I love Holidays: the Fourth of July with its parades, picnics, fireworks and reminders of our nation’s brave but modest beginning: Labor Day, the end of summer, a time to remember and be grateful for the hard work of many of our fathers who labored for long hours at difficult jobs. My father was a railroader, […]

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Praise is due to you, O God…. You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You […]

Keeping a Good Thanksgiving: Part 4

Part 4: For Strangers Who Became Friends So they made their way finally to another safe harbor they named Plymouth and around December 12 began to explore what would be their new home. December 20 they decided to begin building. They chose a 165 foot hill. They named it Plymouth Plantation. An Indian leader, Massasoit, […]

Keeping a Good Thanksgiving: Part 3

Hello again from all of us at Hold to the Good, We hope you are enjoying Rev. Buchanan’s Thanksgiving Series! As he is so apt to do, John will now take us on an historical journey to the roots of American Thanksgiving via the social and religious politics of 17th century England and the harrowing adventure […]