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Before We Jump Ahead

November 21, 2008
Before we jump ahead to start planning all of our Christmas activities, let’s take time to be reflective. Let’s work on making ‘thanksgiving’ a part of our everyday lives. As Christians, it is what we are created for, after all. Here are some insights from Femina, first about being grateful all the time, and then about teaching our kiddos to be thankful beings as well.

“As creatures, we are designed to be thankful. It should be our native tongue because thanksgiving is the natural response of a grateful heart to God for His manifold blessings to us. It is not something we should do occasionally, but it should be a characteristic of our lives, an attribute we are known for as a people.”

The rest of the post is worth a read, as we contemplate this week’s festivities.

“…when you are teaching the little ones to say thank you and please, it is a lesson about their Christian duties that reaches beyond simple cultural expressions of good manners. It it teaching them to have thankful impulses. It is teaching them to speak the language God wants to hear from all His people all the time.”

Again, give the rest of this one your attention when you get a minute.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessi permalink
    November 24, 2008 8:13 am

    I’m thankful for you and the amazing group of brothers and sisters we’ve been given to encourage and admonish on another. Thanks for remaining dedicated to obedience to our Lord.

  2. randi permalink
    November 24, 2008 3:10 pm

    I love the Femina blog. So many good things to read over there. Thanks for the link to this article!

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