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  • Study: Thankfulness still priority at Thanksgiving

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- For Americans, Thanksgiving is about faith and family, and not much else, a new study shows.

    More than half (56 percent) tell LifeWay Research the most important part of the annual holiday is "being thankful to God for my blessings." Nearly 4 in 10 (39 percent) say "time with family and friends" tops their Thanksgiving priorities.

    Times of prayer and thanking God for the harvest stretch back to the Protestant Reformation in Europe and continued as Pilgrims and Puritans settled in America. While Abraham Lincoln tried to establish a settled day for the holiday, Thanksgiving was not set as the fourth Thursday of October until 1941. Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Thankful Pilgrims in a new world

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    David Jeremiah recounts the Pilgrims' faith in giving thanks in their new world after weathering a fearsome ocean voyage and subsequent winter. And, noting the frequency of Jesus' thanksgiving in the Scriptures, Jeremiah suggests, "Try it right now. Start your journey each day seeking ways to thank your Heavenly Father." Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Huddle up and give thanks

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Roger S. Oldham, in a Thanksgiving reflection, highlights the courageous ministry of David Landrith while battling cancer, including the baptism of 2,000-plus souls in the last two years of his life. Landrith’s “steadfast assurance in God drew thousands of people each week who longed to find the kind of relationship with the Lord that they saw in David,” Oldham, of the SBC Executive Committee, writes. Read More

  • Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If not for a Baptist church split, the Pilgrims might never have come to America.

    Sort of.

    John Smyth, who often is credited with being the first Baptist, pastored a church where many of the Christians who later came to be known as Pilgrims were members. Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Gratitude completes the circle

    by Mike Glenn, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (4 years ago)

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- I was trained to write thank-you notes. Whenever someone gave me a gift or showed me an act of kindness, my mother would sit me down and watch as I wrote my thank-you note. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Thanksgiving's empty chairs

    by Michael J. Brooks, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALABASTER, Ala. (BP) -- I remember my boyhood pastor saying that Christmas always had a tinge of sadness since it was the time his father died. Little did I realize for Donna and me the same kind of memories would materialize around both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Read More

  • LifeWay among stores honoring Thanksgiving

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) –- The ever-escalating commercialization of Thanksgiving will get no support from LifeWay Christian Stores.

    LifeWay is among retail outlets maintaining a commitment to give employees -- and customers -- the day off. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: #ThankYouGod

    by Diana Davis, posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Diana Davis offers this Thanksgiving idea: Ask church members to provide photos & use social media to say #ThankYouGod. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Profound gratitude

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, November 07, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--The vast majority of us were taught from an early age that we should express gratitude upon receiving something from someone. Whether it was a compliment or a gift, we were instructed to say "thank you" to the person that extended the kindness. Read More