Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Always Reason to Celebrate

December first–one of my favorite days of the year!  The beginning of the most celebrated month. School programs, cookie exchanges, church festivities, baking, shopping, decorating…busy, busy, busy. It’s become such a big deal that whole books have been written on … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Christmas . . . by Andrea R. Huelsenbeck

My mother-in-law had a Thanksgiving Day tradition of stacking all her Christmas records on the record player spindle and playing them non-stop until New Years. That’s how we knew it was time to get ready for Christmas. Even though retail … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart of a Heart of Praise by Donna Clark Goodrich

A Thankful Heart—or a Heart of Praise “…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything” (Ephesians 5:20 niv). “Develop an attitude of praise,” our pastor told us in his Sunday message. “It will change your life.” I decided to … Continue reading

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A Memorial of Thanks

Last year at Thanksgiving time I blogged about Our Linen Thanksgiving Journal, a tradition that my family has kept for over a decade. There’s another thing we’ve done, not quite as regularly as writing on the tablecloth, but some family … Continue reading

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A True Thank You Note

I love my Southern roots. Everything about them. The food, the hospitality, the magnolia trees, the drawl. All of it. But most especially, the gracious way of living. I think back often to the way I saw it modeled by … Continue reading

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Wyatt to the Rescue–A Mother’s Pride, by Judy Robertson

Has your child swelled your heart with pride by being compassionate in some way or rescued one of God’s creatures from certain death? Sometimes our children surprise us with their compassion or some character trait we didn’t know they had. … Continue reading

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Easters of my Childhood . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

From the time I was five years old until well into my teens, this is how Easter morning went: First of all, find the basket. This usually happened before my parents even woke up. That was pretty easy, since it … Continue reading

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A Valentine Legacy of Forgiveness…by Peggy Levesque

What do you think of as Valentine’s Day approaches? Hearts? Flowers? Love? Yeah, those things come to my mind as well, but mostly I think of…forgiveness. Let me tell you why. My father had a volatile temper. He could swing … Continue reading

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I Resolve . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Many years ago I gave up on writing New Year’s resolutions. It seemed to me like an exercise in futility—by February I’d forgotten whatever good intentions I had the month before. It also seemed incorrect to call it a New … Continue reading

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The Eight Best Christmas Books Ever . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

One of the traditions in my family is the reading of Christmas books. We put out our special basket of books around December 1 and read them throughout the days leading up to Christmas. For several years the books were … Continue reading

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