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Evidence of a Life Well Lived

I recently had one of the most memorable experiences of my 32 years of life. I gathered with a dozen of my cousins and all my aunts and uncles in…

7 Tips for Pulling Out of a Slump

After the holidays have come and gone and the New Year’s resolve has worn thin, it’s easy to find yourself in a slump. You feel lethargic, unmotivated, and in a…

Put the Big Rocks in First

The kids watched attentively, wondering what would happen next. He needed to put the big rocks in first. My husband James was doing an object lesson at our elementary school…

Grandma’s Gift

Three years ago Grandma left this life at the age of 95. Some days I still feel the loss deeply, but I still have her gifts. When I was 2,…

Twas Christmastime

Twas the month of Christmas and all through the city People were crazy and not acting pretty. The traffic was clogged, the stores were all packed. The lines were so…

Holidays with Parents and In-laws: Let It Be Good

You’re into preparation mode-shopping, cooking, invitations, fundraisers, junk mail, Christmas cards, special parties. And this is above and beyond the regular stuff on your plate–sports teams, concerts, work deadlines, homework…

3 Ways to Simplify the Holiday Season

December can be a busy, frantic season full of last-minute shopping, parties, baking, gift-wrapping, recitals, and get-togethers. While these things can all be memorable and special, it’s important that we…

8 Ways to Give Your Kids the Spectacular this Christmas

Does all the commercialism surrounding Christmas bother you? Do you want to keep your heart and your children’s hearts focused on the true meaning of Christmas? It’s possible. How? Focus…

4 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

What are you feeling as you anticipate the next few weeks leading up to Christmas? Excitement, dread, panic, fear, joy? We are unique individuals and each of our situations is…

25 Ways Your Family Can Serve Together This Holiday Season

This is one of my favorite times of the year–not because the weather is especially nice (I’m not fond of the cold), but because it is a season of giving.  Everyone…

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