Episode 487

Shopping Around Thanksgiving, TSA Reminder & Join in Praying

Nov 24, 2023

According to Forbes, Americans spent around $35.3 billion dollars in 2022 during the Thanksgiving weekend…of course, that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The TSA is reminding air passengers that some Thanksgiving goodies aren’t allowed through airport security. And, as the conflict in the Middle East continues, don’t lose sight of the power of prayer.

Transcript

According to Forbes, Americans spent around $35.3 billion dollars in 2022 during the Thanksgiving weekend…of course, that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The National Retail Federation estimates 182 million people are planning to shop in-store and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year. This figure is 15.7 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began tracking this data in 2017.
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The TSA is reminding air passengers that some Thanksgiving goodies aren’t allowed through airport security. They say passenger should avoid packing

 Cranberry sauce. Homemade or canned are spreadable, so check them.
 Gravy. Homemade or in a jar/can.
 Canned fruit or vegetables. It’s got liquid in the can, so check them.
 Preserves, jams and jellies. They are spreadable, so best to check them.
 Maple syrup

They’re expecting nearly 2.9 million people to travel by air on Sunday.
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As the conflict in the Middle East continues, don’t lose sight of the power of prayer. In the Baptist Press Toolbox, a prayer guide points to a number of helpful Bible passage that help us know how to pray.

Please join in praying through:

 Romans 13 where we learn that God has given governing authorities to protect the innocent and bring justice to evil doers.

 Romans 9:15-16 as we ask God to show compassion on those suffering because of the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza.

 Micah 6:8 as we learn how the Lord desires for humanity to live.

 Psalm 34:14 where God’s people are called to pursue peace.

 John 14:6 as we ask the Lord to draw Israelis and Palestinians to Jesus Christ.

You can read the full piece and learn more about our daily emails at Baptist Press.com.

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