How to Nurture Gratitude in the Hearts of Our Children

Growing up as a missionary kid in France had its perks, and the local bakery (or boulangerie) was one of them. Bread is a staple in French culture, and each town or village boasted at least one boulangerie. Its primary purpose was to provide a variety of freshly baked breads, for which the locals shopped […]

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How to nurture gratitude in the hearts of our children

Growing up as a missionary kid in France had its perks, and the local bakery (or boulangerie) was one of them. In the front counter space of our nearest boulangerie were pastries of all sorts—elegant creations low on sugar and high on butter. Bins lining the wall boasted candy you could purchase by the gram—my […]

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A List of Small Joys

Paying with exact change Climbing into freshly cleaned sheets Dipping a knife into a brand new jar of peanut butter Checking the last item off a to-do list The smell of your baby’s head after a bath The first sip of coffee in the morning Making someone smile or laugh Watching fireflies dance across a […]

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