The Thankful Game

Written by: | November 20, 2017

Let’s face it… some days are just hard. Like today. Of course today of all days, I find myself sitting down to write a post about “unique ways of being thankful.” On the inside, I want to do anything BUT be thankful. I want to vent and tell the...
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God’s Abundant Provision in the Small Things

Written by: | November 8, 2017

Counting our blessings is easy when something “big” happens in the family. Maybe Daddy gets a promotion or God provides a new family car or home. Perhaps Grandma is released from the hospital and everyone feels relief and blessing combined. Life-changing events or expensive provisions are more noticeable and...
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5 Ways to Beat the Post-Christmas Blahs

Written by: | December 26, 2016

Well, it’s over.  The stockings are empty and there’s a house full of new toys you don’t know what to do with. The loved ones are gone and the Christmas high went out the door with them.  And what about the little voice that whispers, “You didn’t get what you wanted...
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6 Reasons to be Thankful for our Good, Good Father

Written by: | November 11, 2016

A very sweet book came out last month called Good, Good Father. It’s a children’s book (bet you wouldn’t have guessed that!), and it was inspired by the hit Chris Tomlin song with the same title. When I looked through the book recently, I was struck with gratitude for...
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Three Reasons To Praise God For Spring

Written by: | March 30, 2016

I have a confession – I don’t love spring. I know many people who claim Spring as their favorite season, but I have never seen the appeal. Where I live, there are very few blossoms, birds might chirp but it is still too cold to get outside and hear...
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Don’t Just Say it: Write It

Written by: | December 30, 2015

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we...
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3 Ways to Steal Gratitude from your Children

Written by: | June 29, 2015

Thank you. Two simple words, yet they mean so much. When said with warmth, sincerity and integrity, they communicate love and appreciation. Yet when said with sarcasm and guilt, they leave you feeling worse than you did before. Ironically, these are also some of the first words we teach...
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Thankful Family Traditions

Written by: | November 26, 2014

My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our families since the year we got engaged (10 years ag0). It was always a fun day for me, full of work and play. We snacked on olives and appetizers, set the table together, ate a big meal, cleared the...
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An Attitude of Gratitude

Written by: | November 25, 2014

Have you ever been at a birthday party where the birthday child opened a gift and clearly displayed that it wasn’t what they wanted? It causes you to cringe and sink into your chair, especially if it’s your own child. The action (or inaction) of displaying an attitude of...
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