Thanksgiving Writing Projects

November 17, 2017

I’m thankful for a lot of things this year. My grateful list is long. Although I have many blessings to be thankful for, I am also thankful for the challenging events that have helped me walk closer with the Lord and stay in His throne room of prayer longer:

My brother’s cancer.

My sister-in-love’s cancer.

My sister’s home destroyed in a fire.

Family relationships strained due to poor life choices.

Life is never perfect here on sin-damaged Earth. Our very being cries out for a restored place to live. Heaven is our real home after our work here on Earth is done.

Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to reveal the absence of the Garden of Eden paradise in our lives. What was suppose to be is not. However, we can focus on paradise displaced, or we can focus on God’s story from Genesis to Revelation that He and He alone has extended His mercy toward us through every poor choice, tragic event, and misfortune. Throughout the dawn of time, He has continually made way for redemption to occur. He has parted the raging waters and given us a dry path to walk.

What are you struggling with dear sister? What keeps your mind distracted and weighted? Why not take a moment and thank God for the troubled event? Why not be thankful for this year’s dark moments.

“Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].  And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4

Thanking God for the trials of your life is not celebrated on Hallmark cards or Pinterest boards. Perhaps it should. I think it would give our children a more realistic view of how to do life. A mom who bows her head and thanks God during trials rather than frets is a testimony that her children will remember forever.

Pictured below: Celebrating Hope and Harvest at a ladies’ retreat in southern Washington where I had had the privilege of sharing from God’s Word.

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Celebrating Hope and Harvest at a ladies’ retreat in southern Washington where I had had the privilege of sharing from God’s Word.

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Thanksgiving Writing Projects

Help your child to learn how to write with a grateful heart!

Over the years, our children have completed special writing projects for Thanksgiving. I have saved all of them! I love pulling their writing projects out of the Thanksgiving decoration box and reading them over and over. Writing is a great way to capture thoughts, feelings, and make lasting memories.

Our Thanksgiving gift to you?- 5X5 Writing Warm-Up Prompts

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Click HERE for 25 Fabulous Thanksgiving Writing Prompts!

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25 Thanksgiving Writing Warm-Ups!

November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love the Thanksgiving holiday! For me, it begins the day before Thanksgiving and after my first cup of coffee. I  blast my favorite John Denver’s song, Country Roads and begin making pies. (Please, don’t judge me. I still want to be your friend) It’s a Mora tradition and one that my family dreads. (Perhaps I turn the volume up a little too high?) As I roll the dough, I relive every Thanksgiving memory. Joyful tears are a part of my tried-and-true pie crust recipe. Not everyone in our family will be home for Thanksgiving this year, but we’ll 25still have a full table.

May God richly bless your Thanksgiving Holiday with new joy and the opportunity to warm your heart with memories from days long ago!

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There’s a turkey on the Mora’s front door! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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25 Thanksgiving Writing Warm-ups

Over the years, our children have completed special Thanksgiving writing projects for the holiday. I have saved all of them! I love pulling their writing projects out of the Thanksgiving decoration box and reading them over and over. Writing is a great way to capture thoughts and feelings, and make lasting memories.

Our Thanksgiving gift to you!- 25 Thanksgiving Writing Warm-Up Prompts

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5 Silly Writing Warm-Ups

5 Thoughtful Writing Warm-Ups

5 Historical Thanksgiving Warm-Ups

5 Thankful Writing Warm-ups

5 Family Memory Makers

ENJOY!

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Do you have a “should ofs” in your life? In the last 30 years, I played out my list of, “should ofs” far too many times in my head. My missed “should of” moment gnawed at me through life. Recently, one of my “should ofs” came full circle. Join me me this week at Home to Home as I share this very personal story. A Voice for the Voiceless: An Abortion Story.

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Blog in the Making for November 24:  Jennifer Janes and I are teaming up again! This next post is all about teaching writing to kids with special needs. Jennifer will share her first hand experience and I will share practical tips to help your child.

Side Note: If you have a special needs child in your life, you won’t want to miss Jennifer’s five day blog post Five Ways to Make Christmas Easier for the Guest with Special Needs.

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