Thanksgiving Reflections {Reading Roundup}

With Thanksgiving

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My heart is full today. As I stop and soak in the sweet sounds of friends and family gathered – all in the name of giving thanks – I’m reminded of how much I have to be thankful for. The good things that have come my way this year, the hard times that have made me stronger, the surprises that took life on twists and turns that I never would have imagined all come to mind.

As you’ve enjoyed special time with your friends and family, I hope you’ve had some time to truly reflect and allow your heart to rest in the place of thanksgiving.

As I was reading this week, I came across a few Thanksgiving-related posts that I wanted to share with you. I hope you’re as blessed by them as I was.

Thanksgiving in the Hard Places :: “We’ll be spending time this week thinking about the many blessings – family, friendships, new opportunities, advancements, etc.- that we’ve enjoyed this year. But will we limit our giving of thanks to the obvious blessings, or will we also give thanks for the hard places of our journey?”

10 Ways to Incorporate Gratitude in Our Kids’ Every Day Lives :: “But teaching our kids thanks giving doesn’t happen because we eat turkey and watch football on one day of the year. It is a lifestyle. It’s thanksliving. Here are 10 ways to create an atmosphere of gratitude in your home.”

And All God’s People Said Amen :: “Our life circumstances do not determine how much God loves and cares for us; they should not determine how thankful we are for His sacrifice.”

How One Unlikely Man Stopped the Stealing of Thanksgiving :: “Thanksgiving to God is the only thing that heals our view of the world.”

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

photo credit Whether your year has been incredible or incredibly disappointing.... Whether you're celebrating or simply tolerating the holidays.... Whether the you're looking to the future with fear or joyful anticipation.... No matter what … {Click to read the full article}

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Make a Difference with Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

We've all met them... Kids who couldn't afford school supplies, warm clothes, or enough food to feel full. If we think back to our childhood days, we can probably all picture at least one kid we wish we could have helped. Their stories are … {Click to read the full article}

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Free Kindle Book: Homemade Christmas Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts Free Kindle Book

Here's a free Kindle book that will help you get a jump-start on your Christmas gift-giving. It's only free through today, so grab it now! Homemade Christmas Gifts Homemade Christmas gifts don’t have to look like they came out of your 3 … {Click to read the full article}

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Noah: A Wordless Picture Book {With a Giveaway}

Noah - A Wordless Picture Book || TheSimplePen.com

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well that's especially true about Noah: A Wordless Picture Book. I've heard the story of Noah, probably a hundred times. But I've never seen the story presented this way. I tried to think of a word to … {Click to read the full article}

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Why Do We Call It Christmas? {With a Giveaway}

Why Do We Call It Christmas? {Review & Giveaway}

When we sat down to watch Why Do We Call it Christmas? the other day, I figured it was for Emma. It IS a kids' DVD after all. I was pleasantly surprised though to find myself giggling at the jokes and learning a lot about some of our Christmas … {Click to read the full article}

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