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Why Our Family Doesn’t Celebrate Halloween

Why Our Family Doesn’t Celebrate Halloween

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 very deliberate, carefully considered decisions about

Talking to Kids about Independence Day

Talking to Kids about the Importance of Independence Day

Independence Day with our family is about as cliché as cliché gets! It’s family, food and fireworks. In typical Texas fashion, the weather will be scorching hot.  We will head over to my in-law’s home and the older kids will immediately run into the backyard and jump in the swimming pool. The toddlers will beg for

St. Patrick’s Day and The Trinity

Growing up with a rich Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a big deal to me. We celebrated as a family with an Irish meal and adorned our clothing and home with green everywhere. I celebrated the holiday with pride and would tell everyone I knew about my family’s ancestors, their origins and

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A Simple Handprint Valentine’s Day Craft

One of my family’s favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day. We don’t go overboard with gifts, but it’s definitely fun to focus on the “love” aspect of the holiday and find new ways we can show our love to others. Our favorite gift and DIY valentine is a simple handprint Valentine’s Day craft. This year, we’re making these

Celebrating Christmas With Your Senses

The five senses. There is something so powerful about them. As an example, isn’t it amazing how one single smell or sound can trigger a sequence of events in an instant? One whiff of a pungent musky scent can transport you back to your grandmother’s warm lap; visualizing her green velvet sofa and the stack

The Beauty of Adoption: I Prayed for You

Adoption is a beautiful thing. Giving a child a family means giving them hope, love, and belonging. Thats’s what God wants for all of us. Adoption was His idea, and God’s ideas are all good. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.

11 Simple Ways to Get into God’s Word Daily with Your Kids

  Today I’m sharing our list of 11 simple ways to get into God’s Word daily with your kids. No matter the time of year, reading the Bible is fun and exciting and even more so when you shake it up with these suggestions! Reading aloud before or during a meal can be a great

4 Benefits of Reading Biographies With Your Children

My kids love to read. My oldest daughter enjoys mysteries and adventures into the unknown. My middle girl likes stories of lighter fare with lovable protagonists or animals that talk. My son is into anything with sports, spies, or pirates. As long as I remember this, I have a pretty good chance that they will

Five Ways to Help Your Child Trust God in Tough Times

When life is interrupted by distress or disaster, trusting God can be hard for adults, but especially for children. Children need help dealing with tragedy and understanding how to trust God when things seem out of control. How do we take enormous concepts like original sin and suffering, and break them down in small, understandable

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