The Greek word of thanksgiving is literally translated: “The giving of thanks for God’s grace.” We are constantly aware of being graced, we say grace, and we share grace. The Christian life is a three-way grace! We give thanks for 400 years of a tremendous heritage handed down to us by the Plymouth Pilgrims. Such a strong contrast between the slave-based economies and the family economy espoused by the Pilgrims! They experimented with socialism, and then settled on a free market economy early on. And they were strong on family discipleship. We are the next generation of Pilgrims.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.