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Thanksgiving is in just a few days, but most of the world is already celebrating Christmas. So in order to help put the focus a little more on being thankful, I’ve come up with six randomly fun things to do with your family this Thanksgiving, that will hopefully bring a little cheer and humor this Thursday, while poking a little fun at those who have nearly skipped Thanksgiving and gone straight to Christmas, AND is sure to make this Thanksgiving memorable and unique. Got any more ideas? Please leave them in the comments!
6. Go caroling.
Learn some actual Thanksgiving songs and go to your neighbors’ houses to sing them. Here are some suggestions: 1. “Food Glorious Food” from Oliver. 2. “Count Your Blessings” from White Christmas. 3. “Thanksgiving Prayer” by Johnny Cash, 4. “Thanksgiving Song” by Mary Chapin Carpenter. 5. “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. 6. “The Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler. 7. “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Lydia Maria Child. 8. “We Gather Together” hymn. 9. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. 10. “Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie” by Jay & the Techniques. “All Things Bright and Beautiful” hymn. 11. “Come Ye Thankful People Come” hymn.
We’ve heard the stories. Back in the middle ages, druids would wear disguises and would go house to house demanding tribute. And if the person refused, the druids would curse the family. To ward off such evil spirits, families would place lamps made from a gourd upon their porches.
Or something like that. I’m not entirely sure if I got the details right or if it’s even completely true. But that’s what we’ve all been told. We’re also told that Halloween is the single most “powerful” night for witchcraft. Maybe, maybe not.
What we do know is that all kinds of ghostly, haunting, Satanic, bloody, monster, zombie, gory, and otherwise evil things are synonymous with our celebration of Halloween.
But so is candy. And so is little kids dressing up in their favorite princess or super hero outfit.
Yet no matter how hard you look at it, everything about Halloween is of pagan origin. Right? And so many Christians have made the decision to pretend Halloween isn’t even there. If that’s your choice, then that’s your choice. I’m not here to argue against it. You have the right to reject or redeem something in the name of Christ as you choose. But if that is your choice, perhaps there are some things you need to know.
The other day I needed a home school project for my kids, and being a writer I wanted to do something story related. But my children, and probably most younger children, have difficulty grasping the concept of organizing a story. They do, however, enjoy doodling. So I stumbled upon a very simple way to teach them how to organize and tell a story, which uses kid doodling in a sort of comic book way
I call it Story Art. Here’s how.
I don’t do movie reviews very often, but when a movie either particularly shines or stinks I feel compelled to voice my opinion. Eat, Pray, Love is one such movie. And though when it came out in 2010 it received all kinds of rave reviews, it is my opinion that it falls into the stink category. Maybe the reviewers on IMDb have it right when 42, 745 users give it an average 5.4 stars out of 10. Then again, maybe that’s generous. This movie suffers from a fatal flaw, and to demonstrate what that is, allow me to summarize the movie in one sentence.
As I get reenergized and rebooted in my writing career, my publisher and I have made the decision to permanently drop the eBook prices of both my books. So if you’ve been waiting to read either because of price, now is the time…especially Prophetess, because I know it was $6.99 before.
On a related note, I’m in need of some blurbs that I can add to the Amazon page for Prophetess from published authors. If you’re a published author and have read it, I would be very appreciative if you would send me something to use. Or, if you’re a published author and would like to read it, contact me and I can probably arrange a review copy. Thanks!