Do you know these two important facts about Thanksgiving? After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, on November 1, 1777. After the U.S. Congress passed the First Amendment, it requested President George Washington issue a National Day of Thanksgiving, which he did, on October 3, 1789. On Thanksgiving Day join Mornings with Eric and Brigitte when author and radio host, William J. Federer shares more interesting details about the first Thanksgiving.
We have all probably faced disappointments and discontent over the past eight months to some extent or another. The apostle Paul instructed the Philippians to be anxious in nothing and thankful in everything. And when he said everything--he meant everything. Gratitude seems impossible to find if grumbling becomes a state of mind. On Thursday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, author, Dustin Crowe, suggests that instead of a reaction to when things are going well, what if gratitude is actually necessary to knowing the hope of our gracious God?
Many families go around the Thanksgiving table each year and share what they're thankful for. Some say their health, others say their job, or maybe a fun life experience they've recently had. But how many say their spouse? The holiday season isn't the only time you can show gratefulness to your spouse. Dr. Greg Smalley, Thursday's guest on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, and his wife, Erin, have a 'cherish' list that runs year-round. Think about what your favorite things are about your spouse. Then start showing gratefulness from seeing your spouse's value and differences, and affirming those things.
William Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. Bill's American Minute radio feature is broadcast daily across America and by the Internet. His Faith in History television airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV.
Dustin Crowe (B.A. Moody Bible Institute; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as the pastor of discipleship at College Park Church Fishers, just outside Indianapolis, Ind. He has written for websites such as The Gospel Coalition, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Fighter Verses, and contributed a chapter to Make, Mature, Multiply. Dustin and his wife have a two-year-old daughter.
Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.
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