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3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

Our 30 Days of Thanksgiving Ideas is concluding this week with how to teach kids to be grateful as we prepare for Christmas. Being grateful is not just for November and Thanksgiving. An attitude of gratitude should be year-round, especially during Advent, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. If you missed any of our… Continue Reading

How to Encourage Gratitude for Kids

How to Encourage Gratitude for Kids

How can we encourage gratitude for kids? Let’s jump right in . . . Pray to Encourage Gratitude for Kids Praying seems so simple, but doesn’t always happen. We say our relationship with God is most important, but the urgent activities take over and we push prayer aside.  If that is a picture of your… Continue Reading

Gratitude Activities – Prepare for Advent

Gratitude Activities – Prepare for Advent

As we enter the Advent season, we should remember the Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to use gratitude activities as we look at the past. Our family’s past and history’s past. When we see how God has blessed us and others, we can… Continue Reading

Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Advent begins next Sunday. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming Advent Season?  In our family, we read a special set of Scriptures throughout Advent, to refocus our attention on Christ during the holiday season.  Personally, I think it would be great to connect Thanksgiving to Advent & Christmas by using… Continue Reading

15 Ways to Be a Blessing With Your Kids

15 Ways to Be a Blessing With Your Kids

Nobody wants their children to be ungrateful. We hope that the sweet children we have been given to raise will become kind, loving, compassionate adults. Not greedy, selfish, or uncaring. There may be days those greedy thoughts are all they express. We need to show them how to think of others before themselves, but how?… Continue Reading

Advent Snail Mail

Advent Snail Mail

Advent is such a great opportunity to not only celebrate and honor The Coming of Christ’s birth, but also to show love to the people in your life! We have tried many different Advent opportunities as our boys grew up. From reading daily scripture to crafting adorable ornaments with Truth in the Tinsel, and Rak’ing… Continue Reading

Lessons & Activities to Instill Gratitude in Our Children

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love this time of year. The smells, the cheer, the decorations, family gatherings, the yummy foods, and so much more! It’s the time of year we start to reflect on all of the good things that happened throughout the year, make plans and goals for the coming… Continue Reading

Prayers of Thanksgiving to be Praying Over Your Child

Prayers of Thanksgiving to be Praying Over Your Child

In this age of instant information, dominated by social media it is easy to get distracted. It is easy to take for grant our greatest privilege as a parent . . . the privilege to pray over our children. During the Thanksgiving season, I want to offer you the five below prayers that you can… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to be sure you know how thankful I am for you, my blog readers. Your blog comments and emails encouraged me this year. Your investment in our resources supported me this year. Your desire to follow God in raising kids inspired me. So, thank you! Thank you for being a part of my… Continue Reading

Peace Plan for the Holidays

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving or Christmas can be quite stressful. I know for myself, I’ve had several times of tears as I think about this week. Your points of stress are probably different than mine, but many moms are concerned. Without going into the details of why I’m stressed, I’d like to share… Continue Reading