3 Strategies To Prepare Your Heart For Christmas

Written by: | November 30, 2016

I recently confessed that last Christmas was a disaster for me personally. Despite how that sounds, I am not a scrooge.  Every year when the sparkles and lights of Christmas decor start to show up in stores, I am taken back to all those cozy Christmas memories I have...
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How To Help Your Child Be A Good Friend

Written by: | October 10, 2016

If I stretch back in my memory, I can remember making my first real friend.  It was early grade school, and I walked into a classroom with cutout letters and apples stapled to the walls.  The desks were set up in a weird configuration, shaped like an “H”.  I...
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The No-Pressure Guide To “Mini” Family Devotions

Written by: | June 6, 2016

I am exhausted. We decided to renovate our house this year, and the project has taken over our life. Almost every spare minute lately you can find me painting something inside our house or sorting through closets, sometimes late into the evenings. And trying to do all that with...
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How Moms Can Change The World

Written by: | May 6, 2016

A full 74% of millennials think they can make a difference in the world. I came across this statistic recently and for some reason it has stuck with me.  I am part of the millennial generation, and I didn’t need to see this statistic to sense the desire to...
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Three Reasons To Praise God For Spring

Written by: | March 30, 2016

I have a confession – I don’t love spring. I know many people who claim Spring as their favorite season, but I have never seen the appeal. Where I live, there are very few blossoms, birds might chirp but it is still too cold to get outside and hear...
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3 Reasons To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Kids

Written by: | February 12, 2016

  I never realized “I Hate Valentine’s Day” parties were an actual thing. The other day I found a web page dedicated to Valentine’s-hating party ideas.  Honestly, I can understand how some people might dislike Valentine’s Day.  Some argue that it is just another marketing opportunity for candy, card,...
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A Prayer For The New Year

Written by: | January 1, 2016

  I admit it – I’m a bit of a news junkie. I like to know what’s going on in the world, but for the first time I’m starting to understand why some people don’t watch the news. In 2015, the news was heavy and dark, and I felt...
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Managing Baby And Toddler Schedules

Written by: | November 20, 2015

    I recently went to a party of a friend who used an evite system (personally, I’m old-school and still send party invites through the mail).  As I was scrolling through the invitation, one RSVP caught my eye – someone said they couldn’t come to my friend’s party...
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Why You Should Learn Your Neighbors’ Names

Written by: | October 28, 2015

    Have you ever found yourself feeling restless about your walk with the Lord?  That is how I was feeling about this time last year. I kept asking myself “Is this all there is?”  It didn’t seem like enough. I wanted to do more to serve the Lord,...
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Uncommon Family Weekend Activities

Written by: | September 4, 2015

  Labor Day is on Monday, and we all know what that means – a three-day weekend! It can also mean lots of traffic as people use the long weekend to travel or attend events. If you are like me, you are not crazy about the idea of braving...
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