As little children, after we were given something, we probably heard our parents coax, “What do you say?” We learned the importance of expressing thanks. I’m currently reading a book about growing a grateful heart, which offers some practical ideas. One valuable one is to look for the good when facing adversity. A friend in…

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  When I sent my manuscript of poems for children to a publisher, I was told they would like to use only the one “Good Words” and make it into a book. Because I wanted all 59 poems published, I said, “No, thank you,” and sent the poems on to ACTA Publications, which published them…

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I was reviewing a new book by Kathy Hendricks, Prayers and Rituals for the Home, and came across an idea for prayer that was new to me. She calls it the FSSST prayer and suggests praying it at the end of the day. However, it is especially fitting for Thanksgiving Day. The acronym stands for…

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