Thursday, November 26, 2009

It was Thanksgiving. Yeah, to you, but to me, it's Thursday, right?

We often speak of the "true meaning" of Christmas, but what about the true meaning of Thanksgiving? Shirley, it's more than a meal that prepares you for the kinetic flurry of Friday bargain hunting. Right?

"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."
- Johnny Carson
I'm hoping your Thanksgiving is more fun than that! Happy Thanksgiving to you as you remember the source of all good things:
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
- James 1:17 (ESV)



At 26 November, 2009 07:11, Anonymous Lance said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend, and , uh, don't call me Shirley.

PS: Have you seen the animated film, "Hoodwinked"? (2006)

At 27 November, 2009 20:30, Blogger GUNNY said...

Muchos gracias, Amigo!

I never even heard of "Hoodwinked." I'm still SLOWLY working my way through "Band of Brothers" a guy was kind enough to loan me.

At 29 November, 2009 08:03, Anonymous Lance said...

Great family flick. It's the real story behind Little Red Riding Hood. I especially like the wolf, for reasons you'll have to soon discover.

Glad you're finally getting to BOB. I was about to ask for that back.

At 01 December, 2009 21:49, Anonymous tAnk said...

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 implore His protection and favor ...

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these United States ... that we then may all unite unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are now blessed. . . .

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discretely and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord, to promote the knowledge and practice for the true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3rd of October, A.D. 1789.

—George Washington.

William J. Federer, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations (Coppell, Texas: Fame Publishing, Inc., 1994), p. 654.

At 03 December, 2009 21:44, Anonymous Lance said...


At 04 December, 2009 16:03, Blogger GUNNY said...

tAnk, doesn't George Washington know his religious talk is unacceptable in the United States of America?! What kind of a religious nut is he anyway?

Lance, you want the bird? Then go in the alley and eat the bird!


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