Review of ‘The First Thanksgiving’ by Robert Tracy McKenzie


Robert Tracy McKenzie, The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving and God and Learning from History (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013). Paperback / Kindle This Thanksgiving, like millions of other Americans, I will sit down with family around a beautifully … Continue reading Review of ‘The First Thanksgiving’ by Robert Tracy McKenzie

Thanksgiving Is Good for the Soul (1 Corinthians 1:4)


Several years ago, I suffered a bout of deep depression. It lasted for months. And I don’t want to experience it ever again. But I learned something out of that depression that has proved invaluable to my mental—and spiritual—health: Giving thanks is good for the soul. During my depression, I kept a journal in which I monitored my feelings and their causes in minute detail. The more I analyzed my depression, the more depressed I became. So one day, I tried something different. I wrote a list of everyone and everything I was thankful for. To my surprise, it was … Continue reading Thanksgiving Is Good for the Soul (1 Corinthians 1:4)

Happy Thanksgiving from President Obama


  Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving  Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address — Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, 2013 Hi, everybody.  On behalf of all the Obamas – Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and the newest member of our family, Sunny – I want to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We’ll be spending today just like many of you – sitting down with family and friends to eat some good food, tell stories, watch a little football, and most importantly, count our blessings. And as Americans, we have so much to be thankful for. We … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from President Obama