A central pillar of any family unit is their faith. At least it should be. No matter your beliefs, your faith should be passed on to your children by being integrated into the family. The by-product of this faith, becomes evident through your actions. Our belief system is central to how we live, behave and interact with the world around us. In fact, our country was founded on faith. When we had God as our anchor, our country grew and prospered fully. But unfortunately, over time God was removed from being the central part of our lives. Look around, and you will see where this has taken us.
If we want our country to continue to move forward as the most successful example of goodness and prosperity, we must make sure that we take a stand against those who wish to eliminate faith from our society. We're not talking about faith for the purpose of “looking good,” but rather faith from the perspective of BEING good. What we say and what we do are sometimes in conflict, but the two should coincide. If we put America back on the right track, our families and children will be affected in a very positive way. Additionally, keeping our families in check will positively affect our country as well.
We had a president who we'd never seen openly profess his faith, until he became the leader of the most powerful country in the world. His actions and love for America made it apparent that he was a believer. He saw first-hand that God's goodness made this country great. Because of this, he worked hard to restore America to that greatness. We should always support our leaders in making our country a better place, as well as upholding all that America stands for. How better to do so, than by drawing closer to God and making sure that our children understand that without Him, we cannot prosper.
Our faith is what carries us through bad times. With the struggles that are present now, and the ones that are ahead, we need it in our lives more than ever. Whichever beliefs you have, it is important that you implement your faith into your daily routine. It will give you the ability to make good decisions, raise more grounded children, and interact better with your fellow citizens. Through God, all things are possible!
God bless you and God bless America.
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Christian (US) Holidays 2023-2024
Thanksgiving Day is a day for people in the US to give thanks for what they have. Families and friends get together for a meal, which traditionally includes a roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie.
In some cities and towns, there are parades during the Thanksgiving weekend. In most areas, these festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season.
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after is also known as Black Friday.
Thu, Nov 23, 2023
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Mon, 25 Dec 2023 nightfall of Dec 24
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly A.D. 30.
Mar 31, 2024
Jewish Holidays 2023-2024
(Hebrew year 5784)
Yom Kippur ✡️
Day of Atonement. The holiest day of the year in Judaism, traditionally observed with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer.
Sun, 24 Sep 2023 sunset - Mon, 25 Sep 2023 nightfall 10 Tishrei
Feast of Booths. Also called the Feast of Tabernacles, the seven-day holiday is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Hebrew: שלוש רגלים, shalosh regalim).
Fri, 29 Sep 2023 sunset - Fri, 6 Oct 2023 nightfall 15-21 Tishrei
Day of Celebrating the Torah. Celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle
Sat, 7 Oct 2023 sunset - Sun, 8 Oct 2023 nightfall 23 Tishrei
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the eight-day festival is observed by lighting the candles of a hanukkiah (menorah).
Thu, 7 Dec 2023 sunset - Fri, 15 Dec 2023 nightfall 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther (Esther's Scroll). It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.
Sat, 23 Mar 2024 sunset - Sun, 24 Mar 2024 nightfall 14 Adar II
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt.
Mon, 22 Apr 2024 sunset - Tue, 30 Apr 2024 nightfall 15-22 Nisan