History of the First Thanksgiving

November 23, 2021

By Rebecca Beatrice Brooks      

The first Thanksgiving was a harvest celebration held by the pilgrims of Plymouth colony in the 17th century.

Many myths surround the first Thanksgiving. Very little is actually known about the event because only two firsthand accounts of the feast were ever written.

The first account is William Bradford’s journal titled Of Plymouth Plantation and the other is a publication written by Edward Winslow titled Mourt’s Relations.

What is known is that the pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving feast to celebrate the successful fall harvest. Celebrating a fall harvest was an English tradition at the time and the pilgrims had much to celebrate.

The 53 pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving were the only colonists to survive the long journey on the Mayflower and the first winter in the New World. Disease and starvation struck down half of the original 102 colonists.

Read the rest of this brief history of Thanksgiving here.

I wish you and your family a nice Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for. To God be the glory.

Chris Reimers


In Everything Give Thanks ~

November 25, 2013

Another great poem by Deborah Ann. Her “work” is so uplifting and Godly. Enjoy. Please check out her blog as it will be a blessing to you.  Just click on her link in my blogroll.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

In Evertyhing Give Thanks ~ CHRSITian poetryby deborah ann

In everything give thanks,
to God our Father up in Heaven
in Jesus name give praise
for all that we’ve been given.

In everything give thanks,
for the good things we own
for the temporal needs He meets
for each gift from His throne.

In everything give thanks,
for our spiritual blessings
for the Life, the Truth, the Way
for forgiveness in confessing.

In everything  give thanks,
for the mercy God has given
for grace, election, redemption
for the adoption of the forgiven.

In everything  give thanks,
for the adversities of  this life
for peace, joy and comfort
for renewal from daily strife.

In everything  give thanks,
for this is God’s will for you
in Jesus name give praise
and His light will shine through!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18
King James Version

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

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