3 Ways to Turn Winter Blues into Family Joy

Written by: | February 6, 2017

We live in Michigan… to say that winter can sometimes seem looooonnnnng is a gross understatement. When you have to layer up so much you look like the kid from The Christmas Story (you know the kid who’s mom bundled him up so much he couldn’t put his arms...
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5 Fun Ways to Share Christmas as a Family

Written by: | December 21, 2016

It’s December and Christmas will be here in no time. Do you have some fun activities planned? You may already have your usual holiday fun-list in mind, or maybe you are looking for something new and fun to try this year! Here are five ways to share the Christmas...
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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 Important Truths to Remind Kids When They Lose

Written by: | September 9, 2016

“You may not win, but you must try. Sometimes, you’ll lose, but there’s no need to cry. Win or lose, one thing that’s true… No matter what, I love you!” ~ Lysa TerKeurst from “Win or Lose I Love You!” I dare say our deepest heartache once we become...
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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

Written by: | August 17, 2016

My dad died recently. He was 89. If you’re assuming he was quite a bit older than I was, you’d be correct – 49 years my senior to be exact. While some may argue that I was at a disadvantage by having a father old enough to be my...
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What to Do When Your Child Questions God

Written by: | July 27, 2016

Having not grown up in the church, I can’t really say what a child’s relationship with God should look like. On one end of the spectrum, there are kids that may go to church each week, but not remember much more than “Jesus loves me”.  On the other end...
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4 Ways to Intentionally Gather as a Family this Summer

Written by: | July 8, 2016

You’ve had summer plans, but in between the well-planned days are easy-going, less-scheduled, relaxing days. Maybe you’ve enjoyed sleeping a little later than normal on occasion this summer or perhaps everyone stayed in their pajamas until noon and changed straight into bathing suits. While our family definitely enjoys a...
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5 Easy Old Fashioned Summer Fun Ideas

Written by: | June 24, 2016

Summer sunshine and breezes have arrived! And with their arrival comes the memories of summers past.  My favorite childhood summertime memories center around simple games, activities and desserts. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out these 5 easy old-fashioned summer fun ideas! Take time to enjoy...
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Will All The Good Fathers Please Stand Up?

Written by: | June 13, 2016

As I near the end of my fourth decade of life, I’m getting more and more weary of stereotypes. I’ve lived enough life to know the “rules” don’t apply to everyone. And by rules I don’t mean those we find in the Word; our guidebook for living. The rules...
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5 Tips for Keeping a Summer Schedule

Written by: | June 10, 2016

Hey friends! How’s your summer calendar looking? Mine is getting fuller every day! Between traveling and kids’ jobs and swimming and friends and trying to squeeze in some home projects, summers can get so full that by the end we are wondering what happened to all of our free...
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