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Holiday

Remembering the Advent Season

Advent begins on November 30th and ends on December 24th. In the church calendar, Advent is the season when Christ followers celebration of the Birth of Jesus. To far too many, the days before Christmas are filled with hurrying to the closest mall, spending more money than we should, cramming as many “holiday” parties in…

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Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving?

I remember a conversation I had while living in India. One of the men I befriended at the local gymnasium and I were talking about America’s different holidays. He explained the hundreds of Indian holiday and then asked me a very specific question, “Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving?” As I explained to him the origins…