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The Root Family Podcast

Nov 2019

Episode 33: Creating a heart of Thankfulness (video)

November 25, 2019
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Thanksgiving is something that God asks of us. We even acknowledge that, because of God's goodness to us and how privileged we are in this country, it should be flowing from us and from our kids continually. So why isn't it? Why do feel like we are always reminding our kids to be thankful? Why is it that we are not overflowing with joy at all times?

That's what this podcast is all about! Overwhelmed with thankfulness doesn't happen without focus. And we want to help you focus on what is real, what is true, so that they out of that root focus springs the fruit of thanksgiving. Real, heart-felt thanksgiving doesn't come from external pressure. External pressure reminds us to switch our focus. Real, heart-felt thanksgiving overflows out of a person. It comes from an internal adjustment. It comes from a continual internal focus and meditation on the things we talk about in this podcast!

We also end with an encouragement to take communion as a family over this Thanksgiving break (American holiday) or over this weekend. And it's not as hard as you may think. Simply read the verses in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and do what it says as you go through it!