Just around the corner is the long trip to grandma’s for Thanksgiving. A day in the car filled with kids and countless requests can teach a lot. Traveling with your family from one city to another is like God moving us from our home to His.
Journeys are the same, whether going to grandma’s table or making our way to heaven. Both journeys require patience, a sense of direction, and a driver who knows that the feast at the end of the trip is worth the hassles along the way.
But so often we forget that those happenings along the way are stories worth telling. Moments worth remembering. We rush by them on the way to our destinations, never stopping to acknowledge that they may be at least as important as the destination itself.
So this year, as you knock knees under crowded tables and sneak the last scoop of mashed potatoes before washing the pot, stop to reminisce. Tell the stories that are waiting to be heard. Share what God is doing today and what He has done in the days before.
When it’s hard to bridge the generations or get the conversations started, Ever Thine Home makes it easy. Untie Your Story is 12 napkin ties that add a vintage feel to your holiday table. Each tie is imprinted with a question like “What little things are you thankful for today?” or “Describe something in your life that has taken time to develop for which you are thankful” to invite heart-bonding conversation.
Use Untie Your Story next month at your own family table. After the Thanksgiving meal has been enjoyed, the table will be clear. Legs will be propped up on the hearth of the warm fireplace and you’ll be drifting into an afternoon nap—content and thankful that you connected well and gave thanks for God’s continued faithfulness through shared stories of your lives.