Show Notes

Fun Times with Dad: Instead of sharing a fun time with the kids, we created one on the podcast! This podcast features my two youngest kids, Emma and Nolan.

In this episode, my kids, Emma, Nolan and I talk about the upcoming holidays and some of our favorite pumpkin-pietraditions and most enjoyable parts of Thanksgiving dinner, like the pumpkin pie!

We share some of the activities we are looking forward to this Christmas season like Christmas cookies and shopping for gifts.

Expressing gratitude…
  • to God
  • to your spouse
  • to your kids
  • to your friends
  • to your church – ministries you benefit from
  • to your employer

Be the example to your kids of what having a thankful heart looks like

Some Bible verses on gratitude:
Ephesians 5:20 – giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I also come to a stunning realization during this episode. My kids fight sometimes! What’s worse is that this sometimes happen after they study Bible! Proof that parenting isn’t easy! You can parent as intentionally as possible but none of us can do it perfectly. We can keep encouraging each other along the way though! I hope this episode brings some encouragement to you and a smile to your face.