en Being thankful <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 KJV<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;We truly have so much to be thankful for.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Times may be difficult, but we can all find something this year to bow our heads for and give thanks to the Giver of all good gifts.<br /> Nous sommes tous français <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We are all French.<br /> The bloody results of religious fanaticism <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks, word came before press time about the death of the instigator of the events in Paris. One can&rsquo;t help but wonder. Did death bring him what he expected?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;He had committed himself to a violent path of extremism in the name of Islam, but violated the real teachings of that religion by killing a lot of innocent people. He met his own death before the age of 30.<br /> Why we’re thankful <p> By James F. Burns<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An Ohio farm girl&rsquo;s 1895 ride over a mountain is a metaphor for why we&rsquo;re thankful for being Americans.&nbsp; In a letter back home to her parents, Mary tells the story of her trip&mdash;from &rdquo;trial and tribulation&rdquo; to triumph&mdash;tracing out our nation&rsquo;s own exceptional journey.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mary was traveling to Virginia to take up a new job as an art teacher.&nbsp; Her train arrived at Cumberland Gap at 5 a.m., only to find the tunnel through the mountain had caved in.<br /> Much to be thankful for <p> By Nancy Strachan<br /> President/Founder<br /> Rwandan HUGS, Inc.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;During this season of giving thanks&nbsp;I want to express my deepest&nbsp;appreciation to&nbsp;everyone who&nbsp;supports&nbsp;Rwandan HUGS as we minister to&nbsp;Rwandan families with &ldquo;a hand up rather than a hand out&rdquo;and the Bedford community with compassion.<br /> Protecting the safety of America He won’t risk his rickety navy <p> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;It seems that President Barack Obama has so many foreign policy troubles buzzing around his head that he must feel like he&rsquo;s blundered into a nest of killer bees.<br /> Good Brother Ben Carson: Is he truthful? <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the religious right&rsquo;s latest heartthrob. The neurosurgeon fits the space left open by the collapse of two other &ldquo;Christian conservatives.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mike &ldquo;Hillbilly Huck&rdquo; Huckabee is not faring well in the polls. It became so obvious that he is not seriously interested in the presidency, but only in another well-paying gig at Fox News or some other right-wing media closet.<br />