Thanksgiving Home Tour: Prepping for the Feast

By Barbara Rainey | November 3, 2015 | 9 Comments

Happy November! I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of my kids for Thanksgiving, so I’m beginning now:  planning what I can prepare ahead of time. As much as I love my kitchen, my goal is always to avoid being imprisoned in it when my kids are here. The hub of activity when everyone arrives. I’m so grateful […]

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8 Meaningful Ways to Practice Gratitude

By Barbara Rainey | November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

1. At dinner each night of November, see if your family can collectively think of 10 things you are grateful for. Keep a running list or make a new list each night. 2. Set a small, doable goal for yourself to send out a few thank-you notes to people who might not know how much you […]

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Busy Can Be Good!

By Barbara Rainey | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

An article I just read encouraged me greatly.  Kevin DeYoung has written a new book, Crazy Busy, and he says, “Sometimes feeling overwhelmed is part of what it means to be a Christian.  You can’t bear somebody else’s burden unless you are taking something of their load and it’s weighing you down a little bit.” […]

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5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to do with Children to Encourage Gratitude

By Janel Breitenstein | November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. Create a paper chain to countdown to Thanksgiving. As the links are daily removed, kids can write something new for which they’re thankful. Keep the slips in a jar, and have them read random selections at Thanksgiving dinner. 2. Craft thank-you cards together to send to meaningful people in their lives. Use a 3-D […]

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