Here’s the final edition of my post on blessings, a wonderful way to start and end the month of November

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James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is becoming less and less visible. By that, I refer to all the hoopla given first to Halloween, then to football games, and finally to Christmas shopping. This year we are being encouraged to partake of Black Friday deals by Amazon all month long. For many, the day is no longer reserved for the reason for which it was established.

The first Thanksgiving was a gathering between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who had assisted them during their first year in the colony of Plymouth. It was a three day celebration, a harvest festival, but it really wasn’t until 1863 that the holiday was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln to be held on the last Thursday of November…

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