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turkeyimages.jpgIf you live in the United States, today is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday celebrated with turkey dinners, American football, and holiday shopping (especially Black Friday).

In the midst of the commercialism, it’s easy to forget Thanksgiving Day is a tradition filled with Christian connections. If you’re celebrating with family, here’s a quick little history of Thanksgiving you can read together.

No matter where you celebrate the holiday today, take a moment to pray together (even if you have to be the one to do it) and thank God for the blessed lives we have been given and ask Him to help those less fortunate in our nation and around the world.

NOTE: If you’re looking to help, you can also support the Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless in my community or ask your local church for ways to volunteer to help.

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DILLON
BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and cofounder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include “Undefending Christianity,” “Not in My Town” (with Charles J.
Powell), and “Thirst No More” (October 2011). Discover more at
DillonBurroughs.org.

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