Family Devotion: Turkey Busters 1

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.’  And here is the second one. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no commandment more important than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 (NIrV)

Devotion:
Have you ever seen someone act like a turkey? I don’t mean trotting around the yard, gobbling and eating acorns.  I’m talking about someone who is acting selfish. Some people show it by whining or complaining. Others fight over toys or refuse to do their part to help out. Still others show it by being greedy or throwing a fit when they don’t get their way.

Unfortunately, sometimes grown-ups act this way too. Take Ahab, for example. Ahab was a king from the Bible. He was wealthy and could have had pretty much whatever he wanted. Except for one thing.

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Put the thanks back in Thanksgiving 

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Do your kids have more attitude than gratitude?   Does your family ever struggle with whining, complaining or greed?  Join the club!   It’s tough to be humble in a world that tells us, “It’s all about us.”

In this series of family devotions, you can help your kids bust the turkeys of pride, selfishness and entitlement in their lives and cultivate a grateful heart.

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Holiday Road Episode 8: Halloween Scrooge

trickortreat.jpgYou can learn a lot about generosity and gratitude from a night out trick-or-treating with your kids.  In this episode you will meet the Halloween Scrooge and a couple of ridiculously generous people who put him to shame.

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Here are a few Bible verses from this week’s episode:

God loves a cheerful giver.  – 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.