Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our followers and readers. We are so thankful for you and hope everyone has a blessed holiday.

9 Bible Verses About Giving Thanks to God

Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
– 1 Chronicles 16:8

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever.
– Psalm 136:3

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
– Colossians 3:17

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
– Psalm 107:21

Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
– Colossians 2:7

We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,
Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
– Revelation 11:17

I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
– Psalm 69:30

Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Amen.
– Revelation 7:12

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Women of the Word: Jehosheba or Jehoshabeath

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Remember when we talked about Athaliah, that wicked woman. She was the mean, ruthless, power-hungry queen who killed all the heirs in her royal family so she could reign on the throne alone. 2 Kings 11:1-3 tells us about it:

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Women of the Word: Jael

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In Judges 4:17, Jael is identified as the wife of Heber the Kenite, and she is closely associated with the judge and prophetess, Deborah. Together, God used these two women to help the Israelites win the battle against their oppressive enemies: Jabin, Sisera, and the powerful Canaanite army. Unlike Deborah, Jael was not a judge or a prophetess. She did not have any public position of power. She was a simple homemaker (or in those days, tentmaker). Her story shows how God can use anyone, even the most average of women, to pull off amazing feats for His glory.

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Women of the Word: Esther

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After Ruth, Esther is the only other woman in the Bible who has a book named after and largely devoted to her. The book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish girl whose original name was Hadassah. After losing her parents for reasons that we are not told, Esther was left an orphan and raised by her cousin, Mordecai. She later became Queen of Persia and was used by God to save her people from destruction. Chris Juby gives a short chapter-by-chapter summary of the entire book of Esther:

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