Showing posts from November, 2020

Preparing our hearts for December (November Monthly Challenge Link up)

The Homeschool Review Crew hosts a Monthly Challenge with a theme for each week of the month.  The theme for the last week of November is Preparing our Hearts for December. It made me think of Advent which is more preparing our hearts IN December but then I realized that Thanksgiving helps my family's hearts to prepare for preparing our hearts in December. We celebrate Advent.  Advent is the preparation for the feast of the Nativity of Christ or Christmas.  So how does Thanksgiving, an American holiday celebrating the Pilgrims coming to the New World, prepare hearts for Advent? Well for me it is because I do not view Thanksgiving as just about the Pilgrims.  The Pilgrims had a feast because they had gratitude.  They were grateful for surviving.  They gave thanks to God.   It is that same vein of gratitude, the gratefulness to God for all things, that girds my family's celebration of Thanksgiving. 2020 has been an especially tough year. It is difficult to set aside our grief and