Giving Thanks to God

With only one day left in November- the month of giving thanks- I have to write one more post about the parent virtue: gratitude. I have felt something different this month as I’ve pondered gratitude and given more attention to the way I see the hand of God in my life every day.  He is in the details. Gratitude guards all…

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{Gratitude and Light} Allison

Allison Kimball and her husband are the parents to “nine of the most spectacular children”, using her own words.  This is what she says on her blog about their life with 9 kids: “There are some days when the fighting is severe, when the messes seem to multiply, and I think it would be lovely to have only two or…

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{Gratitude and Light} Sarah

Does anyone get to Friday night and feel like they’ve just come out of a tornado?  The weekdays often seem so chaotic (and it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon).  And on top of all of it, there seems to be this constant pull to do and be more. In today’s world, we are convinced that we always…

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{Gratitude and Light} Katie

We are now closer to the end of November than we are to the beginning!  Can you believe it?! Have you taken the challenge I issued on November 1st?!  Have you been recording each day how you see the hand of God in your life?  It’s not too late to start!  Grab a piece of paper, a sticky note, an…

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{Gratitude and Light} Lisa

The season of “gifts” is fast approaching.  Maybe it’s already here.  It often feels all-encompassing and like a distraction from the real purpose of the holiday season (focusing on gratitude, our blessings and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ). It’s so easy to get sucked into those distractions when they are in every store, on every aisle, on every commercial,…

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{Gratitude and Light} Monica

I have been thinking a lot about my last post and and the things that Kim taught all of us about being grateful for our imperfections.  Did you notice at the end she used the word “choose” 3 times?!  Gratitude is a choice, my friends.  We can choose it every single day. Today’s guest post aligns so beautifully with what Kim…

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{Gratitude and Light} Kim

Grateful for imperfection  “It’s all too easy to fall into a constant cycle of self-improvement. Hustling to become better, to be more. Pinpointing imperfections in myself, the people around me, and my circumstances. Sometimes, I justify that I’m just progressing. Seeking constant improvement. Isn’t that a good thing? But really, I think it’s a toxic state of perfectionism. And nothing…

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{Gratitude and Light} Bethany

In my last post, I mentioned my friend Bethany, at Weekday Bouquet.  Bethany took our engagement photos and we’ve stayed in touch ever since- almost 11 years now! Bethany is someone I genuinely admire and respect.  In addition to having a heart of gold, she is classy, talented and the very best mom.  She takes her roles as wife and…

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{Gratitude and Light} Ralphie

At the beginning of this year, I deleted Instagram from my phone.  My husband and I watched a movie one night that really got me thinking about my priorities and where I was spending time and what things were distractions.  I wondered if there were a sudden tragedy, would I regret how I’d been spending my time?  The answer was…

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{Gratitude and Light} Sarah Jane

I hope your November is off to a beautiful start!  I know as I’ve been pondering and writing how I’ve seen the Lord’s hand in my life, it’s helped me to see it more abundantly. I thought it’d be fun to try something new- since this blog is brand new and all, I guess anything is new. But I wanted…

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