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7 Family Christmas Traditions

7 Family Christmas Traditions

We have several family Christmas traditions. I hope they encourage you to have your own family traditions.   Giving Gifts to Missionaries As a family, we chose one of our missionary families & contacted them to see what type of gift would be helpful to their kids. My kids sold pumpkin bread & chocolate chip… Continue Reading

Why Take Family Mission Trips ?

Why Take Family Mission Trips ?

I’m headed home from another mission trip, thinking back to the times we took our own family mission trips.  Our kids were 5-10 years old at the time, as we traveled deep into the mountains of Mexico.  If you ask my kids, they would tell you those trips were some of the best we took…. Continue Reading

Easter Activities for Junior High, Senior High & Families

Easter Activities for Junior High, Senior High & Families

Yesterday I shared Easter activities for kids, specifically preschoolers & elementary kids. Today I want to share some resource to keep Christ the focus of your Easter celebration. These are terrific for your entire family, especially upper elementary, junior high & senior high kids. Today I want to introduce you to Skies of the Cross… Continue Reading

How You Can Use Bible Journaling in Your Homeschool

How You Can Use Bible Journaling in Your Homeschool

A few days ago I shared a really cool new resource to inspire creativity in your Bible study. I can’t wait to get mine. In the meantime, here are some ideas I’m considering with my own Illustrated Faith Kit. 1. Girls Night Out Plan a girls night out with your daughters. Invite another family or… Continue Reading

Why I’m Excited about Illustrated Faith

Why I’m Excited about Illustrated Faith

Back in the 90’s I was a scrapbooker. I loved the creative outlet; I remember taking scrapbooks on the plane for my 40th birthday trip. It’s so much easier these days with digital scrapbooking that print your books like Mixbook. I still crave a creative outlet & was excited to get an email about “Illustrated… Continue Reading

Family Christmas Eve Service Ideas – Kids Included

Note: This is a longer than most posts (& no pics), but I hope you will read to the end. It’s been on my heart & would like your feedback. How does your church celebrate Christmas Eve? As I was sitting in our Christmas Eve service, I thought to myself, “I sure like having all… Continue Reading

3 Ideas for Christian Christmas Gift Giving

3 Ideas for Christian Christmas Gift Giving

Too often, kids have the “gimme’s” at Christmas time. It’s all about what they want. What are some ways you can change the focus from getting to giving? As my kids were growing up, there are 3 things we did to help change their focus to giving. I hope at least one of these ideas… Continue Reading

Best Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

Best Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

I’m often asked which advent calendar is best. Well, it all depends on your family.  Below are some of my favorite advent calendar ideas for kids, with a variety of ages. Remember: you still have a little time to order & receive your advent calendar. Advent starts on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 30), so… Continue Reading

Learning to Be Diligent with We Choose Virtues {SHIP VBS Day 1}

Learning to Be Diligent with We Choose Virtues {SHIP VBS Day 1}

 This week & next, I hope to share some Bible lessons you can use in your own homeschool.  We are hosting VBS in El Salvador with both the kids in the orphanage & local neighborhood. Our work is part of SHIP (Shelter the Homeless International Project) and I’m excited to see how God works over… Continue Reading

Discover 5 Clues to Putting Christ Back into Christmas

Discover 5 Clues to Putting Christ Back into Christmas

Next Tuesday I’m hosting a free workshop about putting Christ back in your Christmas. During that workshop, I’ll be giving away a copy of our Christmas Celebrations ebook. Christmas Celebrations: Advent,Christmas & Epiphany is a book I wrote because our society has taken Christ out of Christmas. In my own home town, the Office Depot… Continue Reading