Blessed Thanksgiving

The last few days we have been absorbed in gratitude and thanksgiving to Almighty God.  The turkey was great too and much thanks goes to our boys for the great job in overseeing the raising and feeding of this year’s turkeys. 
Today, we greatly enjoyed a very excellent play written by two talented sisters (ages 9 and 11) and preformed by all of our children.  It was our first “full production” play with costumes, lines to memorize and a stage curtain with movable props.  It was very adorable with a strong sound message!  We also are so grateful for such great fellowship with friends and family. 
We have also had lots of reading and stories about the Pilgrims and other great reads in American Christian history.  We have read of the great Governor Bradford and other Pilgrim families such as John and Priscilla Alden.  The multigenerational vision and faithfulness of dedicated, sold out Believers is so inspiring!  This is a great segment on the Pilgrims which you can listen to called John Robinson.   It is an excellent, short, informative piece great for the children.  It was a reminder to me on why I home educate even though it didn’t mention home schooling one time.   Also, here’s a good read on George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation in Scott Brown’s post called Thanking God for a Calvinistic Holiday–Thanksgiving which starts out…

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 Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness………”

It is an absolute must read — Can you imagine our current President or President elect saying what our first President Washington proclaimed!!! 

(If you are unfamiliar with reading old style English— put Y in the place of V and S in the place of F when needed.  For example “eftablifh” — is the word “establish”.  If you want more great practice reading old English– try reading a Geneva Bible.)

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