4 Fun Fall Recipe Ideas

Written by: | October 17, 2013

Fall is a lovely time of year – a time when God paints beautiful landscapes all around us. Here in Northern Michigan, our fall change of colors is simply breathtaking… the paintings in the wilderness are beyond comprehension. This is the time of year when the changing outdoors makes me...
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How to Encourage Children to Share Their Faith

Written by: | October 11, 2013

Encouraging children to share their faith with others is important, but sometimes forgotten. The pace of life can go faster than we intend and though we mean to invite others to church or share our faith in God, it’s easy to fall into normal church-going routines or get sidetracked...
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10 Fun Fall Kids Activities and Crafts

Written by: | October 7, 2013

I really love the fall. I suppose all of the seasons lend themselves to nature-study activities and crafts, but fall seems to be especially rich to me. My kids and I do fall crafts and art projects every single day – sometimes to the detriment of our homeschool lessons!...
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Why Our Family Doesn’t Celebrate Halloween

Written by: | October 4, 2013

There are many schools of thought about the observance of Halloween by Christians.  Should we participate in the activities around us?  Do we dress up and hand out candy?  What about the harvest festivals hosted by local churches that are intended to offer an alternative? Our family has made...
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Our Family’s Favorite Fall Recipe & Craft

Written by: | October 3, 2013

It’s my favorite time of year! Fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited. We celebrate each season with a special recipe, craft, and book. With it being fall, it’s time to kickoff the new season! What are we cooking this fall? We’re celebrating the beginning of fall...
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Teaching Children Forgiveness

Written by: | October 1, 2013

Several months ago, I wrote about teaching your children the importance of a sincere apology. But what if your little one is the one receiving the apology? How can we be teaching children forgiveness? My children have been on both the receiving and giving side of apologies, and while...
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Keep the Sibling Lose the Sibling Rivalry

Written by: | September 27, 2013

Sibling rivalry can stir up so many images in a person’s mind, but the reality is sibling rivalry looks completely different from family to family. My sister and I were not competitive in the same activities, but we still found plenty of ways to compete for attention, our parents’...
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Bedtime Routine for Kids: Now I lay me down

Written by: | September 26, 2013

As a child, my mother would tuck my siblings and I into bed each night around 8pm. The routine would fluctuate slightly, but always end the same. We might have indulged in a small bedtime snack – which was always a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream. We might...
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Teaching Older Siblings to Care for Younger Children

Written by: | September 24, 2013

Teaching older siblings to care for younger children is especially important to my family. My four children’s ages span a range of about eight years. My oldest is closing in on 13, and my youngest is about to turn five in just a few days. My first three children...
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