Tag Archive | Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Facts

To help get everyone geared up for Thanksgiving, here is a little fact sheet from the Census Bureau about Thanksgiving related topics. Wouldn’t want everyone heading to their Thanksgiving festivities (hopefully including some time for actually being thankful) under-informed! I particularly like the “Editor’s Note” at the bottom: Editor’s note: The preceding data were collected […]

Rushing Christmas?

Thanks to John Fea’s “Sunday Night Odds and Ends” this week for the link to this article on the rush to celebrate Christmas earlier and earlier. Of course, the author doesn’t really seem to make any arguments other than how much it annoys him to hear Christmas songs on the radio, and the assumed blame […]

Another Good Book

Thanks to the Mennonite Central Committee (East Coast) page on facebook, I was pointed to another book to add to my “wish list”. Joy and I have been trying to find ways to live simpler by not falling victim to the consumer, “must have” mentality of our culture. That seems to get especially harder around […]

Thanksgiving 2009 – Part 1

In the spirit of cultivating an attitude of thanksgiving, I will be posting various things that I am thankful for over the next few days. I expect this to take a some time for me to think through, and realize that I will likely forget many things on this list that are very important to […]

Cultivating Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I have so many things to be thankful for, but that is a matter for another post, which I hope will come soon. Today, I want to think about how I can cultivate an attitude of thankfulness, and thanksgiving, in my kids. How can Joy and I help them to […]