A Note to Mama Coach

A Note to Mama Coach

by Lisa Wehry

As we approach this month of giving thanks and falling headlong into the “throws” of basketball season, we are reminded to give thanks in everything! Ephesians 5:20 “giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity…

In her book, Jesus is Calling, Sarah Young states that “there is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances).”

Sarah goes on to encourage us that this is a spiritual act of obedience, at times blind obedience, but thankfulness opens your heart to God’s presence and your mind to His thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances but giving God thanks in everything enables you to see from His perspective…it is this Light of His presence that makes all the difference.

Our truest beliefs are “caught” by our children and giving thanks, no matter what the test or the outcome, is no exception.


Make an acrostic for the word “Thanksgiving” by assigning  each family member (depending how many you have in your family) a couple of different letters to make the complete word “Thanksgiving.”

Take a meal together to talk about what you each came up with and then post it on your family board for the month or maybe post it on your favorite social media (hopefully your 6 year old won’t say something like “gas”, lol!).


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