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Give Thanks: Part 2

When I was growing up I remember that Advent was a special time when my parents made an extra effort to make time together as a family. Even if you have not typically celebrated Advent (the days leading up to Christmas beginning December 1), there is no reason not to start! It can be as simple as doing a countdown or as complicated as having a special Christ-focused Christmas activity each day or anything in between!

At the risk of making you feel like I'm skipping right over Thanksgiving, I wanted to sneak in a plug for Advent while you still have time to plan ahead! Check out Family Time Training - a non-profit ministry based in Colorado that provides great resources to help parents teach spiritual truths to their children all year long. During the months of November and December you receive a FREE GIFT with every purchase made! The free gift happens to be a giant Advent sticker calendar plus a fun, foam Advent craft wreath. Two great activities to help you get started having some family fun this December.

Just go to their website and click on the shopping cart button or click HERE to go straight to the online store.

We've used these resources with our kids for years and you will love how simple they making teaching the truth of the Bible to your kids! Don't miss the free Advent activity on the homepage and if you like what you see, you can subscribe to their free monthly e-newsletter too!

I'm so thankful for time with my family and for great resources that can make it so meaningful. See you tomorrow!

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2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
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