Monthly Archives: November 2011

Quote of the Week: 11/23/11

  Quote of the Week This week’s quote is a humorous one from Mark Twain…   “Imagine, if you will, that I am an idiot. Then, imagine that I am also a Congressman. But, alas, I repeat myself.”   Mark … Continue reading

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Shout to the LORD

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.   Worship the LORD with gladness;    come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God.    It is he who made us, and we are his;    we are his … Continue reading

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Sarah Hale: “Godmother of Thanksgiving”

To the modern person it may seem odd that Thanksgiving as an American holiday hasn’t always been there… After all, didn’t the Pilgrims start it back at the very beginning?  Didn’t George Washington proclaim it? The short answer is “yes” … Continue reading

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Celebrate to the Lord!

“We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the LORD.” (Exodus 10:9) It’s true that in this passage Moses … Continue reading

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Mr. Lincoln’s Proclamation

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, … Continue reading

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A Presidential Proclamation

“WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, … Continue reading

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Mr. Garfield: Role Model

James A. Garfield was our 20th president, and sadly enough not many people today know anything about him.  Today, let’s take a brief look at his life on the occasion of his 180th birthday. He was born in Ohio on … Continue reading

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Prayer and Thanksgiving

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) If you do a word search of the Bible, you will find that prayer and thanksgiving go together … Continue reading

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quote of the week

    Quote of the Week   References are often made by reading or hearing famous quotes, and since this blog is about references that influence who we are and how we think I thought that a series of posts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up next week, and I thought I would jot down some thoughts on the subject. You see, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday… Of course it has a long history and tradition going back to the very beginning … Continue reading

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