The Challenge of Thanksgiving: Post-it Note #124

We woke up Saturday morning to a frosty house and no hot water.  There was a problem with some gas lines in our area that left several houses chilly on a cold day.  My Saturday morning didn’t go quite like expected as I tried to find some heat for the Posties to stay warm.  But…

Post-it Note #34: Hurting Hearts for the Holidays

6 years ago I had a baby right in the midst of the Thanksgiving festivities.  Five years ago I miscarried a baby in the midst of Thanksgiving preparations.  Sometimes the holidays bring great joy and full hearts.  Sometimes they remind us of loss because it glares more when families are gathered and there are empty…

Post-it Note #32: First Century vs Twenty-First Century Living

I have such mixed emotions about the holidays.  I love Thanksgiving, although it seems the retail stores want to skip right over it these days.  Instead of starting Black Friday on Friday they want to move it to Thursday.  The message is clear…….let’s not stop and be thankful for what we have, let’s just get…

Post-it Note #7: What Should We be Thankful for?

Gratitude.  It’s a hard thing to teach to kids.  They are naturally “me-centered” and if their piece of cake is even a smidge smaller than their brother’s piece it doesn’t go unnoticed.  Being thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t have is not just hard on the kids.  It’s hard on…