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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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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

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Autumn Links

Here are some links from Mosaic of Moms and the three blogs written by our contributors.  The topics cover Fall décor, family activities during this season, fall fashion, post Thanksgiving recipes, and Thanksgiving crafts.  Check back with us as we will add to this page as we post new things this months.

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In All Circumstances: The Heartache of Miscarriage

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

By Guest Contributor: Heather Sines

mosaicOver the years I have heard of, and have known a few, people who have had a miscarriage.  While I couldn’t identify with them I did wonder how they dealt with it.  How hard that must be to lose a most wanted child.  Because of that, I didn’t know what to say to them or even if I should say anything.

In November of 2011, four days before Thanksgiving, I found out I was pregnant with baby #2.  Our son was only 8 months old, and I was a little shocked at the thought of have 2 kids so close together.  My husband, on the other hand, was excited and thought it would be fun.  Slowly his enthusiasm rubbed off on me and I started planning.  We would need another crib, a double stroller, I would need to pull out all of the baby clothes. The  lists started. One week later it wouldn’t matter. I had started miscarrying. We had just moved to the area and I still didn’t have a doctor. I didn’t know who to call or where to go. After my husband called around, he found a VERY nice doctor that squeezed me into his busy schedule. He explained the different possibilities and calmed my nerves. He said if I was indeed miscarrying I would know soon.  And I did. Continue reading