The Thanksgiving Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever read the actual Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln? This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. In a country that’s moving further and further away from the values and beliefs of it’s great historic leaders, it might be good to take a minute and read it over. It’s a good reminder of where great men and women of our past put their trust:

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Russian Meddling And How Media Exposure Has Changed

Considering the obsession the media has had over the last six months investigating Russia’s apparent meddling in the last election, it’s helpful to understand it in context. The reports are that 135 million Americans were exposed to Russia-sponsored Facebook messages over a 32 month period. There’s no question that we don’t want other governments feeding propaganda to digital or broadcast platforms in the United States. And as a result,

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What Do You Do When Your Organization is Stuck?

A business is in a nosedive with product sales.  A nonprofit’s donor income has dropped by half.  A church’s members continue to decline.  All around I’m seeing organizations struggling and dreaming about the past.  When that happens, what do you do?  Most panic.  But if you had a choice, which scenario below would you pick (or ARE you picking now?):

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The Puritan View of Entertainment

You’ll get a kick out of this: A fascinating treatise published by the Puritans in 1616 was discovered that gives us an idea just how far back anti-entertainment sentiments go in the Christian community. Signed only by the initials “T.G.,” it cited numerous reasons why Christians should not see plays or participate in their production:

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