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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving



 On October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, by Act of Congress, an annual National Day of Thanksgiving "on the last Thursday of November, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."

In this Thanksgiving proclamation, our 16th President says that it is…

"…announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord… But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, by the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people…"
Prayer. Illustration copyrighted. Courtesy of Films for Christ.
So it is that on Thanksgiving Day each year, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for all His blessings and mercies toward us throughout the year.


XOXO,
bj 

14 comments:

  1. Wishing you a truly blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving, bj!!

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  2. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving BJ-enjoy the day:@)

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  3. BJ, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving! (I wish someone would proclaim the third Thursday in October instead! Maybe I will! =D )

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  5. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Madeline

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your dear family BJ!

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  7. May today be one of the best ever with family and having good eats. Had mine yesterday. Staying home and try to pull the Cowboys through again. Blessings my friend.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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  10. God has been so good to us. We are truly blessed and I am thankful. Hope you had a good day with your family, BJ!

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  11. I know your Thanksgiving was just wonderful and so blessed with your family.
    We are thankful for our many blessings.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  12. I hope that your Thanksgiving was filled with love and blessings!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj