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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Every One!

What is it and why is it so important?

Thanksgiving thought it is celebrated in finding America and the Indians, they would not have set off on the trip had they not wanted to find a place where they could worship God and pray freely. Here is a good article to read about it. Our country is and was founded on the belief God is the Creator and our Father. Most our Presidents have realized this too.

The National Thanksgiving Proclamations

National Thanksgiving Proclamations proclaim thanks for God’s providence in the events of the nation and, as President Washington explained in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, “for the many signal favors of Almighty God” in the lives of the people.

As Congress recognized the importance of Thanksgiving observance, President George Washington issued a national Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789. He wrote, “Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks—for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country…for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed…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 promote the knowledge and practice of 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 to be best.”

In 1789 Washington designated a national thanksgiving holiday for the newly ratified Constitution, specifically so that the people may thank God for “affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness” and for having “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 blessed… “

The first official Thanksgiving Proclamation made in America was issued by Henry Laurens as President of the Continental Congress of the United States on December 18, 1777. However, the precursor to the Thanksgiving Proclamation was issued by John Hancock as President of the Continental Congress of the United Colonies and was entitled “Fast Day Proclamation” on March 16, 1776. Six national Proclamations of Thanksgiving were issued in the first thirty years after the founding of the United States of America as an independent federation of States. President George Washington issued two, President John Adams issued two, President Thomas Jefferson made none and President James Madison issued two. After 1815 there were no more Thanksgiving Proclamations.

If it weren’t for Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, the popular women’s journal of the 19th century, Thanksgiving Day would not have existed beyond that.

She wrote editorials and lobbied “that the LAST THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER shall be the DAY OF NATIONAL THANKSGIVING for the American people.”

President Lincoln succumbed to her pressure and proclaimed the last Thursday in November a “prayerful day of Thanksgiving.”

Since then every U.S. President has always made an official Thanksgiving Proclamation on behalf of the nation.

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverance and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VI, “Proclamation of Thanksgiving” (October 3, 1863), p. 497.

From Lincoln’s time, fixing the date for Thanksgiving was by Presidential proclamation. In the first year of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, 1933, during the Great Depression, the last Thursday of November fell very close to the end of the month. At that time, there were calls from many business owners for the President to move Thanksgiving one week earlier, in order to allow for a greater number of shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which they argued, might possibly offset the difficult economic times. Roosevelt did not change the date at the time. However, when the last Thursday in November again fell very late in the month in 1939, he did institute a change, by proclaiming Thanksgiving to be the 4th Thursday in November. The decision sparked wide-spread public discussion, with some Americans following the old “last Thursday in November” scheduling pattern. However, Congress agreed with the President, and by Congressional action in 1941, Thanksgiving is now always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

~God Bless You,

~Deeply Rooted in Him Staff Member,

~*The Lady Bug

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Happy ThanksGiving!!!

Happy ThanksGiving!!! magnify


November 22, 2007

NOTE: All reference’s to the, “WORD” = The Bible, King James Version.


To introduce myself and to show through God’s Word why I know and how I learned that it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to do evil, or to allow and even permit, (yes I said permit), this to us or our loved ones. My family and I have personally walked, “thru the valley of the shadow of death” more than once, and I remember each time like a video I could sit and watch – God was there – every time turning what the enemy, (the devil, Satan) meant for destruction, death, etc. into supernatural victory that human hands were not capable of correcting. You must understand one thing before you here these truths of our family’s experiences. First, I have been taught thru God, His Word—Jesus and the Holy Spirit that we are also creatures of being one person with three distinct parts.

1. Our spirit man: this is where, hopefully, you have asked Jesus into your heart and to take over your life as your Savior and Lord. Having told God that you are truly sorry (that is the repenting part), for the wrong things and choices you have done and that you are asking forgiveness for. This is where the forevermore on this earth. Your spirit man is also, “who you are”, in all the wonderful uniqueness that God created you to be. As the Word says, “I formed you in your mothers’ womb”. The next part of is:

1. Our souls: This part of us is our minds, our wills; (which we CONSIOUSLY AND HAVE A CHOICE to control, God’s way or our own selfish ways) and our emotions. The mind is our thoughts of course, but let me break this down more so it can be easily made clear. Have you ever wondered where all your, “thoughts” came from? I did, so I prayed, read the Word and learned – here is what I learned…..we have mainly four types of thoughts from different sources: a) Emotional thoughts: these are the ones that pop into our brain from what we in our souls are feeling; examples would be happy, fearful, angry, sad etc. b) Willful thoughts are these that we choose to think, thoughts that we are using as we accomplish a task or contemplate a task, and also thoughts when we are dreaming, or what we are seeing with our eyes etc. c) Thoughts from satan, I know, I know – this is a hard one to consider, but it is very true. He can and does throw some into our brains. If you just stop and think for a minute you will remember the times thing just popped into your head and you were like, “where did that come from”. In my experience it is a phrase of taking God’s name in vain or swear words I do not use, or worse, a very fearful, (imaginative) thought. After you consciously become aware of these, you can then truly recognize them and turn around and say those are not my thoughts, so I do not receive them. The good and bad news of this, the good is that satan, his little demons, what-ever…are not all-knowing as our Loving Father God is so he cannot know your thoughts when you are standing against him so the bad part is unless you speak them out loud to tell him to get lost, so to speak he is unaware that you are on to him and stopping his interfering thoughts. d) And best of all, thoughts from God through His Holy Spirit that come into our minds. A few rare times, in very stressful times, they have come to me strongly and clearly but usually they come quietly, and always compassionately and with great wisdom and encouragement and hope. They are usually coming from our spirit man where the Holy Spirit lives.

1. The third part of our being is of course, our physical body. Which; Praise to God, will be made perfect when we are raised to heaven.

This is a Happy Thanksgiving Day that we should be full of things we are very thankful for. I apologize that this is so much like a teaching and sooooooooo loooooooong, LOL! I did not know where to begin, what to write for the first one so I have been praying for an answer for over a week, and then this morning when I woke, the answer was there, “AT THE BEGINNING”. I knew what that meant for me and I have laid the ground work with the things God has taught and show me as we went through the very hard times that I mentioned before. The main thing is, it is very hard for me to go back and talk of these things because the emotional part of my soul and the physical part, my body and what my physical eyes were seeing were in deep pain, fear, and stress through these times. BUT my “WILL PART” from my soul and my physical mouth with total help from the Holy Spirit in my spirit man chose to speak, pray, and act out on the wonderful promises of Gods covenant for us. That is why I had to explain all of this. Physically at times I could not stand up, my insides felt like they were cramping, or my legs would not hold me up or I was physically shaking like a leaf, hart to breath and talk, crying, etc. BUT – I always chose to talk God’s Words and Promises, (you should have seen some of the faces of nurses and others around us, it was hilarious as I look back now). So….anyway….where was I…? LOL! Oh yes, “the beginning”, at the beginning of this message I wrote that God does not do, or allow, or permit evil, pain, suffering and even sometimes agony. I will leave you with some of the versus from His Word that will show this. I will leave you with these to read, and also – PLEASE – to dwell on, say them out-loud and to GET THEM into yourself to become a part of you.


MARK 16: 17 + 18

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

JOB 34: 10-12

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly; neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

PSALM 62: 5-8

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.

PSALMS 103: 1-5

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities;

Who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;

So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

And the last one for today, but far from the least of these:

JOHN 10: 9-11

I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

~Deeply Rooted in Him Staff Member

A Grateful Mom