During the holiday season, we often become overwhelmed by meticulous details and planning that causes us to take our eyes off the giver of our blessings. This collection features advice and encouragement from four women who believe it's important to remember the importance of thanking God for everything—even adversity. Here are some tips on how to stay thankful in our marriages, parenting, and spiritual lives—even in the midst of chaos.
Raising Thankful Kids
Usually the picture of serenity, Maria stomped into our Moms in Touch prayer group. "I hate my children," she stormed. "They're so ungrateful!"
Her anger startled us, but we could empathize with her feelings. At times I am appalled at how much my children receive and how little they truly appreciate. Gratitude is in short supply today, even in loving, Christian families.
If I could guarantee a few things that my children would carry into adulthood, one would be a grateful heart. Gratitude is essential to a deep, maturing faith in God because it defines who we are, who God is and what we expect of life. It's the "tail of the kite" to a life that soars with God.
Satan knows this, which explains why he tries to divert our attention away from ...