For the Privilege of Living as Free Men….

One of the most popular television shows in the 1950s was “Father Knows Best.”  With father Jim Anderson (played by Robert Young) as the wise and loving father, mother Margaret (Jane Wyatt) as the voice of reason, and children Betty, Bud and Kathy (Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin), the show epitomized traditional family life.In a special Thanksgiving episode on November 21, 1954, Jim led his beloved television family in a prayer: “Oh Lord, we give thee thanks from the depths of … [Read more...]

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A Reminder to Stores in These Weeks Before Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and we prepare to celebrate with family and friends the bountiful gifts we've received from Almighty God, I offer this reminder to retailers and advertisers everywhere: … [Read more...]

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Deacon Farmer Serves Up Pumpkins, Pies and Prayer

“I carve prayers in the pumpkins when they’re small,” says Sharon Trabbic, “and as they grow, the prayers grow as well.”Deacon Ken Trabbic and his wife Sharon are the owners/operators of the Trabbic Family Farm, where they produce over 20 acres of pumpkins as well as wheat, field corn, sweet corn, soybeans and hay.  The farm has been in the Trabbic family for over 100 years; and the Trabbics write on their website about how they decided to establish the pumpkin patch: “After praying and aski … [Read more...]

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