We North Americans tend to have a difficult time breaking with tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving but sometimes the image of the elaborate turkey presentation and the polished silverware and the gleaming crystal just doesn’t make sense. I love Norman Rockwell paintings as much as the next red-blooded American, but there are years when gathering around a fancy table just doesn’t work.
In honor of good ol’ American ingenuity and creativity, here are 10 ways to celebrate Thanksgiving without the usual big meal.
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The idea of “The One” is a cultural cliche, but the simplicity of the phrase keeps us coming back. Even for single believers ardently seeking God’s will in their lives, their prayer for marriage often begins with “Lord, bring me the One.” But is it true?
Like any healthy relationship, a good marriage requires work. No matter how compatible a couple may be or how in love they feel, there will be times when unforeseen challenges arise, and it’s then that the true foundation of a marriage is revealed.
Even Mark Zuckerberg is starting to notice it: we're meant to live in community. But if church isn't enough, and small groups don't cut it, what is it we need? John Piper shares one distinguishing mark of friendship among believers—the one thing your Christian friendship can't exist without.