thanksgiving

How to Teach Your Child the Value of Thankfulness

Gratefulness can be a big concept for kids to learn to practice when their tendency is to always focus on themselves. As a Christian mom, explaining thankfulness to your child according to the Bible and implementing some simple parenting techniques can go a long way in shaping their perspective, pointing them to Jesus, and helping […] Read more…

15 Thanksgiving Books That Keep Your Kids Focused on God

Here are 15 great faith-based, Christ-centered Thanksgiving books that keep your kids focused on God!  This post was updated to include more books on 11/14/2019. During the month of November, we often talk about what we are thankful for. And it’s so good to count our blessings, but it’s also very important to talk to […] Read more…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Being Thankful (When It Seems Like They Always are Complaining)

Does it ever feel like you’re constantly telling your kids to stop complaining? As a Christian parent, do you share Bible verses with them in the hopes that they will see how important it is to always be thankful and grateful and never grumble again….but it doesn’t seem to work? :) I think sometimes we can […] Read more…

The Surprising Benefit of Gratitude You May Not Have Thought Of

“Mom?” My seven year old approached me timidly, long past her bedtime. I was tempted to get upset, but something about her expression made me stop. I asked what she needed. She held out a stuffed black dog, that she’d won at a raffle a few days earlier. “Remember when our church sent that big […] Read more…

There’s Always Something I Can Complain About

Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday! I honestly don’t understand why. Typically at the end of Thanksgiving Day I find myself sick from too much food (that I promised myself I wouldn’t eat), tired from chasing children who didn’t have a decent nap all day and facing a long drive home. Yet as I was […] Read more…

3 easy ways to create a culture of Thankfulness in your home

3 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness in Your Home

Guest post from Ashley Hales of Circling the Story! I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but every year I get sucked into Pinterest in November. It’s pages of DIY galore with trees and thankfulness and sparkles and tablescapes and food. It’s beautiful and inspiring and…overwhelming. Because I know that I’m never going to have […] Read more…

Free Printable: “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Scripture Art

Happy Friday, everyone! Yesterday we had our first major snowfall of the season. My three year old said to me, “Mom, it’s Christmas!” Free Thanksgiving Scripture Printable I have created a FREE printable for all of you! This is a “Give Thanks” Scripture printable, with lots of Bible verses about thanksgiving to God, perfect for […] Read more…

Free Printable Thanksgiving Scripture Place Cards

During November, we see a lot of focus on “giving thanks”, both from a religious and secular perspective. But the act of “thanksgiving” is empty and unfulfilling if you have no one to thank! Lately I’ve been convicted about keeping Scripture in front of me at all times, especially as the mom of a newborn […] Read more…