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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Posts

Valentine’s Day happens every year on February 14th. Some of us plan for weeks… some of us tend to forget… and most of us think love should be shared 365…

31 Ideas to Beat Cabin Fever and the Winter Blues

After the busyness of December and early darkness with chilly weather, winter can seem tedious. Less daylight and cold weather can result in cranky kids and moms! Choose to focus on others. Bundle…

Inconvenienced?

This week I had the privilege of being inconvenienced. My entire schedule and plans were laid aside to parent another family’s seven children. The father had to go through an…

What Christ Did at Christmas

We were all excited. I’d planned a sparkling Christmas family night: soup with cornbread, making popcorn balls, and then cuddling up together for “The Polar Express.” Ahh. Christmas! What started…

Christmas is About Jesus

Christmas is about Jesus. The Son, the only Son of God. The Word in the beginning. Creator of all things. The Lamb, the image of the invisible God. In Him…

4 Gifts That Will Put a Smile On Your Child’s Face

Hurrying into the store, the mom hushed her young child. “Stop whining!” Her son didn’t seem to hear her. “I wanna go home.” Dad jumped in. “Stop it, now!” With…

What the Manger Taught Me About Motherhood

Every day, day after day, for over 20 years, I have been immersed in the task of mothering. No one told me before I was handed that swaddled bundle how…

Birthday Gifts for Jesus

My children were only preschoolers when they became caught up in the “what am I gonna get?” view of Christmas.  This is a hazard of the season we must all…

Decking the Halls Without Decking Your Family

The Christmas season is supposed to be about family, cherishing loved ones, and celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World coming to dwell among men and offering us hope. But…

Our Family Advent Calendar Tradition

When my children were younger, I wanted to find some ways to celebrate Christmas with an emphasis on spending quality time together as a family, particularly during their Christmas break….

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