Is Thanksgiving a Christian Holiday?

Yes and No. As with many traditions, secularism and consumerism have hijacked what had traditionally been a day for America to reflect on the blessings God had bestowed on Americans and their nation. In 1619, as a requirement of their charter, English settlers at Berkley Plantation in Virginia observed the first official Thanksgiving in the […]

How do I give thanks in the tough times?

At one time or another, we all face difficulties. We get so caught up in our problems we fail to realize that there are many things for which we can be thankful, starting with our very existence. Almost 30 years ago Capi, a young teenager in Rwanda, ran from her home as her parents and […]

Has Thanksgiving lost its meaning?

For many, Thanksgiving is a day for overeating and football followed by a mad dash for Black Friday specials. Stores are decorated for Christmas moments after the Halloween stuff comes down and Thanksgiving is mostly “celebrated” by on-air personalities who talk about the rising cost of Thanksgiving dinner and the number of people who will […]

Should a Christian be celebrating Thanksgiving?

Of course, so long as you recognize that the holiday is not a Holy Day. The traditional celebration is a national reminder of the need to thank God for the many blessings he has poured out on our nation, but its spiritual significance has long been diminished by materialism and a focus on food, family […]