Holidays

Let Us Be Thankful

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you…

​Thanksgiving: For the Glory of God

Thanksgiving is upon us! Can you believe that? For many that will mean holiday traditions, decorating, special meals, and family time. As moms, we work especially hard to make this…

The Best Thing About My Sons: Their Wives

I have two fine sons, amazing men. But when I think about it, one of best things they have ever done is to marry the women they did. When they…

20 Ideas for Kids Waiting on Thanksgiving Dinner

Wondering how to keep them occupied while you’re whipping up Aunt Marge’s sweet potato casserole? Set up a small table in an adjacent room, grab a few minimal-mess supplies, and…

4 Tips To Help Not Overspend At Christmas

It’s already begun, hasn’t it? Garland and tinsel adorn the supermarkets, catalogs are stuffed in our mailboxes, and every commercial advertises a “much needed” toy. The pressure to spend, spend,…

Handling the Holidays During Loss or Grief

October through December can be an excruciating time of year for those who have experienced a loss. In addition to the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, family trauma,…

12 Ways to Help Your Children Honor Veterans

As a mom, I never thought much about Veteran’s Day until after I’d started interviewing World War II veterans for a novel I was writing. Yet as November neared I…

Honor Your Grandparents!

National Grandparents Day is coming up! It’s the first Sunday after Labor Day. What are you going to do? What are you going to encourage your kids to do? Here…

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! Hopefully your family will be together for the holiday! In the United States today we’re remembering the day we declared our independence and claimed our freedom. But we remember…

See, Touch, Hear the Resurrection with Easter Resurrection Eggs

Watch Easter come to life in little hands! Each of these twelve colorful plastic eggs holds a different memory-grabbing object to take Jesus’ journey to the cross and beyond right…

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