Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular

This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to modern day 2012. What started as a religious observance marked by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness has transitioned over time to a secular long weekend filled with family, friends, over-eating, watching football and shopping. More
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About Jim Davenport

Jim Davenport lives in Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church, and is a retired Christian businessman. Jim and his wife have one son and daughter in law, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jim and his wife have a mountain home where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed garden.

Jim served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution.

Jim has a passion for the word of God and believes that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with a Southern Gospel quartet.

Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of over 45 years having held senior positions in and consulted with hundreds of world class organizations. Jim earned both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University.

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