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The New World

The New World

Editor’s note: Thanksgiving is fast-approaching. But how many of us really know the origin story of this holiday? According to author Jay Milbrandt, we’ve commercialized and sanitized the story into one that is more legend than truth. He states, “I had simply glossed over the story until I traced my own lineage back to two of

The stories we've missed: Thanksgiving

Flyover: The Stories We’ve Missed

Thanksgiving offers us an annual pause from the pace of life return to places we do not often visit and gather with people we do not often see. Indeed, I live in what some call a “flyover state” — Minnesota — a placed that many visitors fly over while hopping coast to coast. I know

The Purpose of Thanksgiving

“For the Christian, every day is Thanksgiving Day.” — Billy Graham Consider the word “Thanksgiving”, and invariably images of family gatherings come to mind. Such gatherings with turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, fall decorations, football, and tryptophan grogginess are all too common in American homes. This may be what Thanksgiving has become but it is not the

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