Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Thanksgiving Scripture Card Printable

God bless you and keep you, God smile on you and gift you, God look you full in the face and make you prosper.  Numbers 6:24-26 

On Monday I shared my journey to intentional gratitude, and so today I wanted to share a resource for you to use on your journey.  Below is a printable with 3 scripture cards and a prayer to go with the scriptures.

To download free printable click here: Mosaic of Moms Thanksgiving Printable Continue reading

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Intentional Gratitude

By: Gretchen Speer

The word “intentional” has been floating around in my head for quite a while now, challenging me to live on purpose in many areas.  I have felt the need to be more intentional in showing grace, memorizing scripture, assuming the best of people, and of course, gratitude.

Being intentional with showing gratitude during November is not a stretch.  All one has to do is hop on Facebook and you will likely be spurred to spout your own list of things that have blessed you.  The thing is that I didn’t want this to be a “November thing”.  I didn’t want to have to be reminded and then apply myself only in that moment and move on.  I wanted it to be the overflow from my heart- the things that spill out of my mouth when I’m unguarded.  For this to happen it had to be a heart change and not a mind application. Continue reading

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Polina’s Promise: A story of hope, redemption, and dreams come true

“I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.” Job 29:12

By: Dana Baran

I have a story to share with you. It’s a story that shows the power of God and how deep a mother’s love can go. The main characters in my story are Continue reading

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Thankfulness Can Change a Heart: A Reflection on Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!” Psalm 100:4

By: Dana Baran

About nine months ago, I felt a deep need for a change. I had changed careers almost a year before, trading in my dream job teaching reading to seventh graders for a new dream, staying home to care for our baby girl. It was a huge adjustment.  While I was so happy in my new role as a mommy, I still felt prickles of discontentment and annoyance at the repetitiveness of my days and the seeming insignificance of my life. In March of 2013 my MOPS book group chose to read and discuss Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. It turned out to be just what my heart was craving. Continue reading