It started because some Christians wanted to worship God as their conscience and scripture dictated. We now think of food and family as the focus; sure, it's important but only in the context that God has blessed us with abundant food and loved ones.
I am thankful that perhaps Our Republic may have a few years left in it under proper stewardship and that my children and grandchildren may still enjoy liberty. I am also thankful for you, my friends and readers.
I am also thankful for pie. I really like pie. We're going to have a house full of relatives tomorrow and at least a half dozen pies. I fear that I will hurt myself.
May God bless all of you this season.