November 24, 2005 — 4 Comments

On this day of Thanksgiving, let’s move beyond the turkey-day fanatics who run our schools, and focus on true history. True history that began with the Pilgrims, who landed in New England, facing a strange new land, still “fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over this vast and furious ocean.”

These men and women were not religous fanatics–they were men and women who were thankful that they had been preserved by the Almighty in crossing a treacherous ocean. They knew they had many hardships ahead of them. In fact, they weren’t even in the right place. They were supposed to have landed in Jamestown, Virginia, but had landed in Plymouth.

The followed the command of Paul to give “thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Those three days in 1621 will forever be remembered by true historians as a historic day in our nation. It points to the religous roots of our nation. A nation founded on Christian principles and by Christian people who were seeking freedom for all. Yes, even those who were against them. They wanted a place where all men could believe what they wanted.

And they found this in America. May we forever give thanks.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

4 responses to Thanks

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Tim!

    The Blogging Boy Scout,

  2. Finally someone told me the real reason for Thanksgiving! Thanks TIm.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Imagine that…our country was founded on God!
    Thanks for your great insight!


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