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A Happy Heart

One of the key phrases around our house is “Obey with a happy heart.” Often you’ll hear me asking my kids how their heart is, and if it needs to change. I know first hand that you can totally go through life obeying the rules, making people happy, and living life all with a heart Continue »

Forget the Bunnies

Rabbits, eggs, candy, and chicks have nothing to do with Easter. Nothing. Really. We Christians have creatively found meaning in eggs—they represent new life. An empty shell, the empty tomb. With FamilyLife’s Resurrection Eggs® children learn the Easter story through a familiar tradition of the egg hunt. But Paul famously said when he became an Continue »

What Day Is Easter?

The Answer: April 20, 2014 The Challenge: Easter can get away from us, especially when it is later in the year. Our schedules are full. There are prom dresses to buy. Graduation parties to plan for. Weddings to attend. And white pants waiting to be worn … well truth be told, I’ve worn mine already. Continue »

Making a Home

When my daughter recently turned four, I decided to save money and make her cake myself. I scoured the internet for cute pumpkin-themed ideas and finally decided on one that I thought was a creative, Pinterest style. I’d put two bundt cakes on top of each other, creating the shape of a pumpkin, cover them Continue »