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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If you are a new or returning HTHL Mentor/Teacher, take time to refresh yourself on the detailed steps of the writing process. See teacher’s notes in your HTHL Teacher’s Guide. (Online users: Found under the Resources Tab)

Write Early*Write Often*Write Well Writing Contest

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“My son danced all over the house, but is now seated in front of the laptop excitedly writing another story. Thank you for encouraging him!!!” Corban’s Mom

(Corban is a 2017 monthly winner)

Here’s the best part! When you enter the writing contest, you also get published!


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Happy Resurrection Sunday! and ALL NEW Writing Warm Up Pics!

March 25, 2016

Jesus’ empty tomb has changed my life forever! I have never had anyone love me as He has. His love overwhelms me! (John 3:16-21) May we all stand in His presence with awe and wonder and be changed to reflect His glory! Have a blessed time celebrating Resurrection Sunday with your family!
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ALL NEW Writing Warm-Up Pics just for you!

Children have amazing imaginations and an innate ability to play with words. At HTHL, we think that’s an asset when learning how to write. Our funny writing warm-up pics are an excellent way to spark your child’s imagination and help them enjoy the art of communicating with the written word. Writing warm-up pics are used throughout HTHL’s six-year writing program. But of course, kids want more, and that makes Team HTHL happy!  This week, we added lots more pics for your children to enjoy.

Are you a HTHL online member? Click on Writing Warm-up Gallery (found under the resource tab on your toolbar)

Did you purchase a HTHL Teacher’s Kit? Sign up for HTHL’s Book Extras and you’ll receive access to our ever growing Writing Warm-up Gallery.

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 Would you do us a favor? Ask your child/children for more writing warm-up ideas. Our graphics department can create just about anything! It can be as simple as “snail on a freeway”.


What is your idea for a Writing Warm-up pic?


“When learning to write, imagination and the ability to play are an asset and not a liability.” -Beth Mora

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Blog in the Making: March 30, 2016

The adventure continues! We love Texas, but it’s time to hit the road again. We are traveling north to stay with our Missouri friends for Easter. On the way, we enjoyed a fabulous time with blogger Jennifer Janes and took a tour of Family Life Ministries. Can’t wait to share with you!


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Blessings! We hope you have a wonderful week homeschooling!  If you need help with our writing program, send us a support ticket. If you just want to ask me a question, click ASK BETH.

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