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Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

We used the Advent wreath to focus our family on Jesus during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each candle represents a Biblical virtue that we could discuss that week, beginning on Sunday. Today is the first Sunday in Advent, so we would light the first candle of our advent wreath. . . the candle… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving in 2020

I want to take a few moments to say THANK YOU for your support throughout the year. For most of us, 2020 has been a wild one, including myself. When I was asked to leave a part-time job in May, I declared thanks to God, saying it was a blessing. I had NO idea how… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Breakfast Idea

Thanksgiving Breakfast Idea

When I think of Thanksgiving breakfast ideas, I remember these fun turkey cinnamon rolls we made last year. Since two of my granddaughters were not with us when we made them, I’m super-excited to make them this year. If you want to relate this to the first Thanksgiving and read a book, check out last… Continue Reading

7 Practical Tips for Building Character with Gratitude

As with any character training that we do with our children,  building character with gratitude begins with our example! If they hear you expressing thanks to them, or just talking about things you are grateful for, it will help them begin to develop more of a “gratitude attitude.” Building Godly character such as gratitude in… Continue Reading

3 Clues: How to Keep Christ in Christmas

3 Clues: How to Keep Christ in Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and I’ll admit! I’m more troubled each year to see what our society does to Christmas. We no longer keep Christ in Christmas. Does your home feel busy and hectic more than peaceful and reflective Would you like to scale back the materialism and focus more on Christ in… Continue Reading

Cultivate Gratitude All Year Long

Cultivate Gratitude All Year Long

At Thanksgiving, we pass around a basket of popcorn kernels and everyone takes a few. Then we take turns sharing what we are thankful for (1 thing for each kernel). Inevitably there are tears as we think of God’s goodness and how much we love each other. A great way to cultivate gratitude. Thanksgiving is… Continue Reading

Eat Your Way through Thanksgiving School

Eat Your Way through Thanksgiving School

If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you know I want to help you encourage a love of learning in your kids. Today, I have super-fun ideas for your kids to eat their way through Thanksgiving school and learn more about the Pilgrims voyage and first year in the New World. For… Continue Reading

How to Teach Gratitude Through Work

How to Teach Gratitude Through Work

Growing up, I was never handed anything. My parents always made me earn it through chores or other work. Because of this, I learned to value and care about the things for which I had worked so hard. I didn’t know it then, but not only were my parents teaching me lessons about work ethic,… Continue Reading

Giving Thanks Bible Verses

Giving Thanks Bible Verses

As we get closer to our Thanksgiving holiday, it’s important to remember where our thanks is founded by looking at giving thanks Bible verses. Our thanks is always founded in the One who made us, God. Not only can giving thanks change our attitude from complaining and grumbling to thankfulness. Giving thanks can also change… Continue Reading

Kids Activities for Thanksgiving

Kids Activities for Thanksgiving

If your house is anything like mine on Thanksgiving, it’s loud, chaotic, and a flurry of activity. It behooves everyone to make a plan for keeping your child busy with kids activities for Thanksgiving. Here in Autismland, a plan can mean the difference between amazing family memories and a day that ends in meltdowns. Never… Continue Reading