“Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:”

Psalm 147:7

Even though 2017 has been a very trying year for me personally, I am immensely grateful today for so many blessings.

Let’s start with the state of the nation.

Hillary Clinton is not president!

Even better, we have in the White House someone who has done a political 180 from his annoying predecessor.

I am so thankful for Donald J. Trump. I thank God daily for the privilege of waking up in a country led by a man who seems driven to take America back from the brink of absolute ruin.

That’s why I launched a week ago the ThankTrump.US campaign, so everyone could express their gratitude to the president in a meaningful way, with personalized digital cards sent his way. Because it’s off to such a great start, I’m extending it through at least February to give Americans the opportunity to hear about it and take part – for free!

Make sure you take a look at the Big List of Trump’s first-year accomplishments, which is updated constantly with new achievements. If that doesn’t inspire you to take part in this project, nothing will.

What else?

My family: I’ve got great kids, a great wife, good health. What more can one man ask?

My staff: I’m thankful for the great team I have at WND.com. They’ve all been through a lot. Many of them have been with us for 20 years. They give their all. Where would I be without them?

My friends: YES, I have friends. And I get by with more than a little help from them.

My faith: It deepens every day. I now realize that God uses trials to see what we’re made of. After all, who went through a more grueling trial than His Only Begotten Son. I live for His Coming Kingdom – not earthly rewards.

Thanksgiving is an American tradition conceived on a biblical one. I like to say the Jews invented Thanksgiving, but that’s not quite correct. God did. You can read all about it in Leviticus. That might be a good idea over the feast today. But reciting some of the Psalms might make for a better dining experience.

Psalm 26 is a great one: “I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”

Psalm 50 comes to mind: “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”

Psalm 69 is timely: “But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

Psalm 95 might be the best of them all: “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”

Psalm 116, not to be forgotten: “I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people. In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.”

May everyone reading these words have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration today in which you can put away your worldly cares for a day of rest and relaxation with family, friends and the Holy One of Israel.

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