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Thank Full


"Happy Turkey Day" said the deliveryman as he left our office a few moments ago. I really appreciate his sentiments, but we're leaving something very special out. Thanksgiving is the only American holiday that is still attached to its historic meaning. Our family visited the site of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts a while back and a guide told us stories about the pilgrims and the incredible hardships they endured. Whether the severe disease that struck the sea-faring pilgrims or the bitter cold of the New England winter that caused so many deaths, the early settlers faced day after day of trouble. From the time the pilgrims left Europe and made it to their first growing season in Plymouth, they buried about 50 of their family, friends and seamates--that is about half of the number that embarked on the Mayflower's journey. Recognizing the loss of loved ones and the continuing hardship, the Pilgrims looked for God's provision and celebrated his delivery. In that first successful harve ...

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Success, Controversy and Family-Friendliness


So what would happen if you had reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, and every major television station in your market cover your organization?  What would happen if all the coverage was about people marveling how relevant your organization is? We just saw that happen this weekend at the church where Paula and I have been members for over 16 years.  Our pastor's subject matter was not that unusual--for him.  Some people found it controversial.  Some people found it to be so honest that they had to talk about it. Here are a few of the clips that we discovered about Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas for this past weekend's message.  Just click to view: ABC - Good Morning America CBS - The Early Show CNN 2 WFAA News - Dallas ABC affiliate KDFW News - Dallas Fox affiliate KXAS News - Ft. Worth NBC affiliate KTVT News - Ft. Worth CBS affiliate Here's the full message so you can see for yourself what it was all about: http://m ...

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