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Praise Under Pressure

How can someone be happy in trouble? The first Thanksgiving Day was a time of praise to almighty God in the midst of great trouble. Nearly three-fourths of the original group that landed at Plymouth had died. The weather had been cruel. In a time of deep adversity, the God-fearing people came together to give […]

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Thanksgiving Secret

“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do […]

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Overflowing Thanksgiving

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” (II Corinthians 4:15) I remember walking into Rest Haven Nursing Home in Holland, MI and seeing Melvin sitting in his wheelchair. Melvin had no legs. As I approached […]

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Thanksgiving Anyway

There was trouble in Judah and Jerusalem. The people of Israel had split into two countries. Jeroboam was king of the northern ten tribes and Rehoboam was king of the southern two tribes including the capital city of Jerusalem. We read in II Chronicles that “after Rehoboam’s position as king was established and he had […]

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The Spirit of Thanksgiving

“What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? I will take up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116:12, 13 Words are used daily to express the deepest feelings of our souls. We seek very early in life to teach our children to […]

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