Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


CONTENTS

Linden’s Legacy: updated 11-17-14
Commentary: updated Mon. thru Fri.
Mostly About Me: updated Mon. thru Fri.
Remember: updated 11-17-14

LINDEN’S LEGACY

My Bless A Stranger focus has been a low cost enjoyable crowdfunding effort. My first ten projects, all successfully funded, involved a music DVD, a race car, making a movie, Alaskan teens radio program, seats in a theater, a poet, a website, a writing residency, a third grade newspaper, and a poetry press. My most recent project has a few days to go and should provide me with a book. Access https://www.kickstarter.com/ type “the hat maker’s hats” in the search projects area then click on the picture shown.
 
I hope that my most recent book SOWING SEEDS OF FAITH will result in at least one person coming closer to Jesus Christ. It touches upon a means you may use that could cause another, as well as yourself, to be blessed.
It is available in both print and Kindle versions through Amazon. Please tell me if you become aware that my hope is realized.

Check Linden Swift at amazon.com to view his 3 print books and 7 Kindle E-books. Two of the print books each contain 3 of the Kindle books. Sowing Seeds of Faith is his most recent and is available both as a print book and as an E-book. Please check them out when looking for new reads or gifts.

Check Linden Swift at http://www.youtube.com for music and more. I found that I could start the first song then scroll down and click on “linden swift” just above “subscribe” and click on the #13 song and the entire CD will play in reverse order.
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COMMENTARY: FERGUSON: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Today I will provide you with words sent to me: the first by a Tea Party group and the ending poem sent by my friend Bill.



Indy Defenders of Liberty West
Nov 26, 2014

Dear Winter Patriots,
The leadership at Indy Defenders of Liberty would like to wish you a great Thanksgiving Day and weekend in celebrating the blessings we have received.
To help us in our celebration and in reflection on the historical foundation of this day there are several quotations and references listed below we hope you enjoy. Perhaps you can include them in your Thanksgiving reflections and prayers with your families.

Have a Great Thanksgiving

Edward Winslow's account of the First Thanksgiving

"And God be praised we had a good increase... Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty."
Edward Winslow, Mourt's Relation: D.B. Heath, ed. Applewood Books. Cambridge, 1986. p 82





Washington's Thanksgiving Prayers
Washington's General Order November 18, 1775 Cambridge
The Honorable Legislature of this Colony having thought fit to set apart Thursday the 23d of November Instant, as a day of public thanksgiving 'to offer up our praises, and prayers to Almighty God, the Source and Benevolent Bestower of all good; That he would be pleased graciously to continue, to smile upon our Endeavours, to restore peace, preserve our Rights, and Privileges, to the latest posterity; prosper the American Arms, preserve and strengthen the Harmony of the United Colonies, and avert the Calamities of a civil war.' The General therefore commands that day to be observed with all the Solemnity directed by the Legislative Proclamation, and all Officers, Soldiers and others, are hereby directed, with the most unfeigned Devotion, to obey the same.


Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation (New York, 3 October 1789)
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.


Reasons for Thanksgiving
by Edith Shaw Batter
To have food enough and a place to dwell,
To have work to do and do it well...
To find comfort when things go wrong,
In a bit of prayer or a snatch of song...
To know the pleasure a kind act brings,
To see the beauty of simple things...
To know good books and share their worth,
To plant bright flowers in rich brown earth...
To have true friends...this is living
And reason enough for Thanksgiving!
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MOSTLY ABOUT ME       lswift8@aol.com
Wednesday I had breakfast at the Diner which had recently reopened in downtown Plainfield after being located East of Plainfield for years. Two of the waitresses who had previously served our Thursday guys breakfast are now working at the Diner. Went on to the Chamber of Commerce and the post office, then home. Watched Butler win a basketball game.
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REMEMBER

The democrats brought you Obamacare.
Obama, Reid, and Pelosi lead the forces of evil.
Hate crime laws should be overturned.
Baseline budgeting is a taxpayer insult.
Each member of Congress should reduce spending By $1 billion. Result: no deficit spending.
Many Hoosier voters were fooled by Joe Donnelly.
The uninformed or uncaring support Hillary.
Make no lame duck session mistakes!!!
Budget mistake #1 long term budget continuing resolutions