Thanksgiving Stories

Looking for a good Thanksgiving story to read or share? Here are 6 true and intriguing stories to inform, encourage, and enlighten during this wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving! 
#1 A man, at his wife’s urging, agreed to spend a few hours before Thanksgiving handing out food packages and turkeys to others in need. A series of events leads to The Giving Challenge for the whole family.
#2 The 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 was celebrated with gratefulness for God’s provisions and survival, including a “special instrument sent of God…”
#3 Here’s a Thanksgiving story you might have forgotten…or never knew.
#4 Acknowledging that their purpose was spiritual, the Pilgrims had a clear vision and staked their lives on following it.

#5 You know the Pilgrim story about the 1st Thanksgiving. Did you ever hear it as a lesson in human nature and economics?


#6 Was America founded as a Christian nation? The topic is very debatable with ample support on both sides of the argument. Does it matter? Yes, it does.

Happy Thanksgiving!
“…To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God….” – Thanksgiving Proclamation, by President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863

Categories: Abundant Living, Calling, Church, Devotion, Faith, Family, Holidays, Marriage, Prayer, Purpose, Suffering

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