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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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Homemade Salsa

Give us our food for today.  Matthew 6:11

Almost a year ago I had the best salsa I’ve ever had in my life.  It was from a restaurant called Mojitos, and let me tell you, it was awesome.  After having said salsa I got into a bad little habit of running in to Mojitos just to buy it.  I was doing this more often than I care to admit, and then one day it just hit me that I needed to make my own-and so I did.  It turns out that making salsa is ridiculously easy. Continue reading

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Clean

Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  Psalms 51:2

B: Gretchen Speer

We are not big car wash people.  My van is almost always dirty, both inside and out, and I’m okay with that.  That’s just how we roll…literally.  But, after a quick trip back to visit family and several stretches on country roads you could hardly tell what color our van was.  I tried to convince my husband that the muddy brown hue complemented the blue, but he wasn’t having it.  So off to the car wash I went.

Somehow I ended up running this errand alone (Which is odd because my kids LOVE the car wash!).   As usual, as I sat in the quiet, the Holy Spirit began to speak.

“Does this process seem familiar?”

“Yes, I’ve been to the car wash several times before……….ahhh.  My heart needs this process just as much as my van does.” Continue reading

Gretchen’s Summer Recap

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.  Psalm 51:12

Whew!  Where do I even begin?  We somehow managed to have a very busy, but still somewhat lazy summer.  I’m going to give it to you straight-my kids drove me to the brink of insanity at times, but there was laughter and fun in every single one of our days.  I’m thankful for the time that I had with them.  I’m thankful for the break from schedules and alarm clocks, and yes-even menu planning.  And now, I’m thankful for the return of structure.

Here is a peek at what our lazy summer days held: Continue reading