where does pumpkin pie come from?

Share photos on twitter with Twitpicfor some fun…scott hodge, pastor of the orchard in aurora, il posted this picture on twitpic recently.

but seriously… a reminder that this day was officially set for our nation by president lincoln.  a clip from the closing paragrah of the thanksgiving proclamation on oct 3, 1863…

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

may we live in the charge of this challenge.  you can read the whole proclamation herepraying your thanksgiving is blessed!