The photo above is part of a larger poster from the Pilgrim Hall Museum. It represents about half of the survivors of the Mayflower that were at the second Thanksgiving. We have once more come to the time of Thanksgiving in America. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday because of its origins in American history. It is the quintessential “American” holiday. However, it is no stretch to say that Thanksgiving in […]
D.T. OsbornI am a retired pastor and freelance writer. I have been married to my bride, Linda, for 34 amazing years. We have two children, a son Thomas, and a daughter Rebecca. I strive to be the best husband, father, writer and servant of my LORD Jesus possible. I write about all kinds of subjects with a continuing interest in religion, politics, science, culture and sports.
Number five in a seven-part series on virtue The virtue of kindness can be a confusing concept to understand because it can be defined in many ways. Perhaps the best way to understand kindness is to examine other words associated with kindness. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary uses two important words in defining kindness. Those words are affection and favor. Kindness Is an Expression of Affection If one demonstrates kindness to […]
November 11, 2018 was the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, aka World War 1. You and I know it better as Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day exists on November 11 because of Armistice Day in 1918. The “war to end all wars,” as it was then called, didn’t accomplish the task of ending wars. In fact, many who have studied WW1 conclude that the terms of Germany’s […]
In the first half of President Trump’s first term, political and cultural turmoil has seemed the norm. The consensus of opinion is that America is a ‘divided country.’ One can read that phrase in every news outlet from Left to Right these days. However, far fewer would agree about the reason for the hostilities. The conservative would say the Left’s juvenile and violent behavior is the reason. The Left would […]
Number four in a seven-part series on virtue. Perhaps the most common word regularly associated virtue in patience. Most have heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” Virtues are supposed to be good characteristics in a person. Attributes that are beneficial and to be desired. Yet, patience is not desirable to most. Why not? Perhaps that is because patience is misunderstood by most. Nor do most want to pay the […]
Since President Donald Trump was elected, the Left has engaged in a non-stop tirade against his very existence. Their angst is so pronounced that it even has acquired a name, “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Those who believe TDS is a myth are mistaken. Those who believe TDS isn’t dangerous aren’t paying attention. We are on the cusp of the 2018 mid-term elections in America. In addition to that, it is the […]
Number three in a Sunday series on virtue The oath of the Boy Scouts of America reads, On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. This quote is probably the best application in words of what the virtue […]