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What I'm Learning About . . . Thankfulness

This Thanksgiving and holiday season, don't caught up in the hustle and bustle of travel, in-laws, and cornucopia. Instead, give thanks! Here are tips from four women who have weathered life's storms with gratitude.

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.

Turkey Day! It's the name little ones often use to refer to Thanksgiving. And no wonder. From the moment we put that big bird in the oven till the last of the leftovers are gone, the focus of Thanksgiving is usually the food. But most of us would like to move "beyond the turkey" and teach our kids what it really means to be thankful.

This year, take advantage of the Thanksgiving season and use it as a chance to nurture a sense of real gratitude in your family. The Bible tells us to "give thanks to the Lord, for he is good" (Psalm 107:1) and to "enter his gates with thanksgiving" (Psalm 100:4). That attitude is often lost in our "I want more" culture, and encouraging thankfulness in children is no small task. But when children understand what ...

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