How to Write Your Own Family Christmas Prayer

Written by: | December 14, 2016

Christmas means twinkling lights and sparkling snowflakes. It also means time with family and remembering God’s gift of love. Christmas can also represent a time of prayer for children. One sweet book that has taught my children about prayer is A Very Merry Christmas Prayer by Bonnie Jensen. And...
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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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Don’t Just Say it: Write It

Written by: | December 30, 2015

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we...
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3 Ways to Keep Jesus in Focus this Christmas

Written by: | December 15, 2015

The house is decorated, the presents bought (but not yet wrapped) and we’ve managed to complete most of our daily Advent devotional. Christmas is just a few days away and we’re experiencing a mixture of exhaustion and excitement as we anticipate the celebration of our Savior’s birth. Do you...
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How to Handle Hurt During the Holidays

Written by: | November 18, 2015

I had a dream the other night that I was talking on the phone with my mom. We were having an everyday conversation about nothing in particular. When my alarm went off in the middle of the dream, I hit the snooze button, squeezed my eyes shut, and tried...
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Instilling Memories Into Our Children’s Memory Bank

Written by: | December 24, 2014

We drop quarters and dimes into pink piggy banks.  They clang and ding against its big belly.  Our children smile from ear to ear, in hopes that it will fill to the top, and they can purchase something really special.  Giving to our children, by financial means, is important;...
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Adapting Holiday Traditions as Families Grow and Change

Written by: | December 23, 2014

  The holiday season is such a wonderful time for families. The weather often drives us closer together, whether we snuggle for a movie or make some noise with a board game. One principle about family life never changes though. That principle? Families don’t stay the same forever; sooner...
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