Monthly Archives: November 2015

Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Eager Readers

We are so thankful you are joining us this Thanksgiving week at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup. This week Anita Ojeda is sharing tips to help reluctant readers learn to love reading. Anita draws on her educator experience to highlight the importance of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Year Round: Gratitude Journals

Books, blog posts, and articles abound on the most productive way to start a day, but the best thing our family does is simple. We record praises and thanksgivings in our blessings journals. If you want to give it a try, it’s … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Let’s Be Thankful

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Thanks for joining us at Literacy Musing Mondays, your linkup for all things about literacy, learning, reading, and writing. One thing I am grateful for heading into the Thanksgiving holiday is our record 87 posts linked up last week! We … Continue reading

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Thankful Prayers for Family

In November, thankfulness is often on our hearts! What better way to foster a spirit of thankfulness in our homes than to cultivate thankfulness for family members within our own hearts? It’s hard to be irritable, grumpy, or angry at people we’re simultaneously … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Life-Changing Books I’ve Read in 5 Years

The Bible, The Bible, The Bible, The Bible, and The Bible could fill my list. After all, only The Bible is living and active and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:13). Its very words are my life. That being said, … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Monday Linkup: Tip for Growing a Reader

We’re so pleased you’re joining us at Literacy Musing Mondays. Pat and Candy are guest posting with great reading tips, and we have some important giveaway reminders. Tip for Growing a Reader and a Delightful Dad Read Today I’m honored to … Continue reading

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Meet Melissa: Year-Round Operation Christmas Child Volunteer

Christmas trees don’t go up in our home until Thanksgiving. My daughter can only stare longingly at her new Christmas-themed clothes waiting in her closet until the same day. Nary a decoration is left up after January 1. But, we have powerful ways of … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child: The Best Shoe Box Ever!

Could your children imagine December 25 without a single Christmas present? While my own kids still have trouble grappling with this, it’s nevertheless the reality faced by most children around the world. Many have not even heard of Christmas because they … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays #Linkup + Cherished Magazine

Thanks for joining us at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup – your source for family-friendly posts related to books, writing, and creativity! Sheryl Siler, Editor-in-Chief at Cherished Magazine, is offering a sneak peek into the November issue as well as … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Bless Others with Extra Halloween Candy

Are you like me? Did your kids get way too much Halloween candy? Do you have visions (perhaps realities) of sugar-induced hyperactivity and cavities? Two trick-or-treat sessions plus a church trunk-or-treat certainly produced more candy than our family can wisely … Continue reading

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