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with Carolyn Goff

Happy thanksgiving to everyone! Plymouth’s Thanksgiving began with a few colonists going out “fowling,” possibly for turkeys but more likely for geese and ducks as they were easier to hunt. Next, about 90 Wampanoag came to the settlement, and the two groups interacted without incident for the next few days. The Wampanoag brought venison to the feast, which already included the fowl and probably fish, eels, shellfish, stews, vegetables, and beer. Most ate outside on the ground or on barrels with plates on their laps. The men drank, competed in races and fired guns all while trying to communicate in broken English and Wampanoag. This sealed a treaty between the two groups that lasted until King Philip’s War (1675–76), in which hundreds of colonists and thousands of Native Americans lost their lives. (
I hope everyone has plenty of food, fellowship and blessings this Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time at Bethel Baptist Sunday celebrating.
I am sorry I do not have the birthdays. I have misplaced it, and I am hoping I can find it soon.
Continue to pray for Woodie Deming, Joyce Stewart and all our sick. Pray for our law enforcement, military, first responders and our country.
Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Bill Keane www.Goodreads.come/quotes
Devotion: “Giving (Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense)” – “Because God provides for our needs, we can give abundantly to others.
“Hermit crabs are fascinating creatures. Their soft abdomens leave them vulnerable to predators, so for protection, they live in abandoned shells that they carry everywhere. When a threat comes, they simply tuck themselves tightly inside their borrowed homes until the danger passes.
“It can be tempting to do that when something threatens us or our resources. Often, we hoard wealth, possessions, or even our time. But Scripture tells us to do the opposite. For instance, Proverbs 11:25-26 says, ‘A generous person will be prosperous, and one who gives others plenty of water will himself be given plenty. One who withholds grain, the people will curse him, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.’ Notice there are no caveats, no exceptions to this wisdom. We are meant to be givers out of a sense of gratitude toward the One who gives to us so lavishly (Matthew 7:7-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6). Because we serve a God of abundance, we too can give abundantly, knowing our Father will always provide for our needs. Think about it. Take a look at the many things you’re blessed to own or experience. Offer a prayer of gratitude for them, and ask God to help you decide what should be shared with others.”
Have a great week. Enjoy thanksgiving with a grateful heart. God bless!

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