It’s beginning to look a lot like (Canadian) Thanksgiving where I live. The color of the leaves is changing, there’s frost on the ground most mornings, and the local market is stocked with freshly picked apples. I’m so grateful for those visual reminders that, along with the changing seasons, the whole world is in God’s hands.
Last year in this space, I shared with you an idea for helping people of all ages practice gratitude by providing them with a fun, simple tool to use at home (inspired by this Thankful Jar idea). This year I’m tweaking that idea slightly and adding a new resource suggestion to the list: a wonderful booklet on Faith Practices. I love this resource for its user-friendly approach to helping ordinary people (like me!) develop “holy habits that help us love God and our neighbor, listen to the Spirit, and become more like Jesus.” To find out how to encourage all ages in your congregation to grow gratitude and explore faith practices, read on.
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