A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise

A spirit of gratitude has always been expressed by those who are aware of God’s grace and favor in their lives. But there was a moment in our nation’s history when the heart of thanks-giving became an officially recognized holiday. On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the following “Thanksgiving 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,… Read More

Following > Leading

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Mark… Read More