Sunday, November 23, 2008

the thanksgiving box

our latest keeper meeting focused on the upcoming thanksgiving holiday so we made a craft that would help them and their families live with gratitude all year long. whenever you find a reason to praise and thank God during the year, you write it on a piece of paper, date it, sign it, and pop it in the box. when thanksgiving comes around, you draw out the slips of paper and remember a whole year full of blessings that might otherwise have been forgotten. i hope it will give them eyes which notice even the smallest things that God has put into their lives.

the girls suggested things they could write down and add to their boxes right away:

"i am thankful that i was adopted."

"i am thankful that i was kept safe when a deer hit our car today!"

"i am thankful that i still have nelly!"

"i am thankful that i have a birth mother."

such sweet offerings of praise! those girls touch my heart every time!

I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

we had a a lot of fun doing our craft. we used colorful fall napkins and modge podge to decorate the outside of the boxes, added a Bible verse on thankfulness and ribbon. thank you to janet for sharing her craft expertise with us all!

the girls with their thanksgiving boxes

hearts filled with love and gratitude

[my inspiration for our boxes]

everyday gift: scraps of paper which testify to God's richest blessings.

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