Giving Thanks When Life Is Hard

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Background photo: Siddharth Mallya/Wikimedia Commons Last week I began planning our unit study on Thanksgiving.  I decided that I really want to take it slow and approach this holiday from all angles.  It is so important that my daughter learns to be thankful.  I decided we should memorize a verse on thankfulness.  I was going… 

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Develop a Lifestyle of Thanksgiving


Develop a Lifestyle of Thanksgiving As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we begin to take inventory of all the many blessings that the Lord has given to us. It’s a beautiful thing to see people take the entire month of November to post “30 Days of Thankfulness” via Facebook, and I’m not belittling that,… 

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Changing Christmas

Changing Christmas - 3 commitments I'm making to my family this holiday season

In the age of Pinterest parties, perfectly Instagrammed houses, and chain stores decorating for Christmas in the beginning of October, we can easily get swept up in what this season “should” look like. I’m guilty of it, too — of longing for a “gorgeous” Christmas season. The decorations are over-the-top beautiful, trimmed with hand-dipped gold… 

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