Due Date: 04/01/2014
Living with a thankful heart means giving thanks every day, not just on the fourth Thursday of November. We are constantly surrounded with advertising messages telling us that we must have the newest, the best, the most, in order to be happy. How do we help our children see the emptiness of such messages? How do we help them to cultivate an awareness of and appreciation for God’s gifts that we receive every day? God’s gifts come to us in many ways—a hug or smile when we’re sad, the strength to run and play, the beauty of creation, food to eat, a warm home, a faithful friend, a loving family. As we recognize and acknowledge such gifts, we learn to live with hearts that are truly thankful.
Due Date: 05/01/2014
In truth, the December issue of Pockets hardly needs an assigned theme. The Advent themes of waiting, hope, welcoming, joy, peace, and love are all we need to guide us on our journey to find Emmanuel, God with us. We want this issue to help children begin to understand how Jesus’ birth, God’s incarnation, is made new to us each Advent and Christmas and how this sense of God with us guides our lives throughout the year.
- Articles about real children involved in environmental efforts, peacemaking, and helping others. Please send photos of these children with your manuscript and indicate the name and address of the photographer. We prefer photos of the children actively involved in their project. Digital photos must be 300-dpi for clear print resolution. Please include parents‘ permission to use photos.
- Interviews with well-known people, relating how their faith in God is important to them in their daily lives
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Lynn W. Gilliam, Editor
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Nashville TN 37203-0004
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