The Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving

At this time of year many people reflect upon the Pilgrims and the origin of our American Thanksgiving holiday.  Some contend that it either never occurred or was not a friendly affair with a legacy of genocide.  Hopefully some context and clarity can help remove these myths and bring factual balance. Consider some of these…

The Providential Discovery of Gold

Noah Webster defined the word Providence to mean “foresight; timely care… foresight accompanied with the procurement of what is necessary for future use… the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures.”  One key word in this definition is “timely”.  In other words, God times events for His purposes, and California is such an…