6 Advent Devotions to Help you Focus

November 30, 2013
Jesus is reason for the season

When the girls were old enough to equate Christmas with piles of presents, I began a Christmas reformation. Fearing that Santa and Jesus together were just too confusing, we had never introduced the jolly man as anything more than a fictional character like Superman or Mickey Mouse. We also themed our tree so that each […]

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In time for Christmas: Games you haven’t heard of for little ones

November 27, 2013
games for preschoolers

I love games. Our family goes through game cycles. Usually, winter comes around and we play tons of games. Then spring comes and we play outside. But it is that time of year when games go on sale and we like to add to our collection each year. I used to write for the local […]

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Thanks for the ugly sweater and thank you printables

December 30, 2012
Links to printable thank you notes

I am curious, isĀ  writing thank you notes is old fashioned? Do you make your kids write them? I do. Every Christmas. Every birthday. We don’t have family in state so most of the girls’ gifts come in the mail. But if every gift the girls opened was in sight of the giver, I would […]

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The Trouble With Christmas Wish Lists

December 12, 2012
Christmas ornaments

Sometimes publishing posts make me nervous. What if I don’t communicate my heart well and you misunderstand? God has laid this on my heart so here goes: Last week, a post on Facebook shook me. It said something like, “We need to stop asking, ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ and start asking, ‘What will […]

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No More Bunny

April 6, 2012

I can’t find the connection. Bunnies, eggs, candy…Easter? Sometimes Satan lures us away from with entertainment for our kids. Still, I worried they would feel left out. Even though I know such feelings, when monitored and allowed to run their course, usually strengthen faith. We’ve never had visits by the bunny. I didn’t want to […]

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