Thanksgiving- Mom Tips

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit!

  • Journal about all the blessings God has given you over the last year. During your quiet time reflect on all God has done over the last year and pray over the list in your journal.
  • Write Colossians 3:15 on your chalkboard or bathroom mirror. Take time to memorize this verse by the end of the week.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband!

  • Be extra patient with your husband (and his family) this week as you come into the Thanksgiving holiday. Family gatherings can bring up hurt feelings and old memories. Choose kindness at family parties and be the light and salt of Jesus to those around you.
  • Take your Husband out for a quick coffee date to get a moment alone during the Thanksgiving weekend. Take the hour to just decompress from the busy family togetherness.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Children!

  • Have your children create a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. Grab some construction paper and have them trace out several handprints. Cut out the handprints and have each child write all the things/people etc. they are thankful for on the hands and tape or glue them onto twigs or craft sticks. Place the finished “flowers” in a vase on the table for a fun and memorable centerpiece.
  • Spend one evening as a family praying together. Thank God for all he has done for you this past year and ask Him to bless your home and family together. It is very powerful to pray scripture. Here are some verses about thankfulness: Psalm 28:7, Psalm 69:30, 1 Timothy 4:4-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home!

  • Plan your Thanksgiving menu in advance. Do any prep work or advance cooking to make Thanksgiving Day more enjoyable. Consider sharing the cooking responsibilities with multiple family members.
  • Encourage someone today. Right now. Call that friend who has been in the back of your mind. Send that email that you have written about 10 times and never sent. Text someone you have not seen in church for a few weeks. Drop in and visit an elderly neighbor. There is someone in your life who needs to hear from you.
Leslie Leonard
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