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Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

As we begin the second Sunday of Advent in this strange year of 2020, you might wonder if you can really have peace. The answer is YES! This year has brought me much grief as I lost a job and ministry that was emotionally invested in. Up until the day we separated ways, there I… Continue Reading

Advent Traditions with Kids

Advent Traditions with Kids

Growing up myself, we did not celebrate Advent. But with my kids, we began to have Advent traditions. Now that I have grandkids, it’s fun to see how my daughters are passing on similar Advent traditions they are continuing. It’s a shame that many Protestant families have taken out so much liturgy in our churches… Continue Reading

Homeschool Christmas Gifts

Homeschool Christmas Gifts

When it comes to getting Christmas gifts for your homeschool, it’s always best to go with things that will get some use, like books and games. Not only are these awesome educational tools, but they can be excellent teachers. I have used games, movies, and books as the teacher when I was sick or simply… Continue Reading

Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

We used the Advent wreath to focus our family on Jesus during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each candle represents a Biblical virtue that we could discuss that week, beginning on Sunday. Today is the first Sunday in Advent, so we would light the first candle of our advent wreath. . . the candle… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving in 2020

I want to take a few moments to say THANK YOU for your support throughout the year. For most of us, 2020 has been a wild one, including myself. When I was asked to leave a part-time job in May, I declared thanks to God, saying it was a blessing. I had NO idea how… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Breakfast Idea

Thanksgiving Breakfast Idea

When I think of Thanksgiving breakfast ideas, I remember these fun turkey cinnamon rolls we made last year. Since two of my granddaughters were not with us when we made them, I’m super-excited to make them this year. If you want to relate this to the first Thanksgiving and read a book, check out last… Continue Reading

7 Practical Tips for Building Character with Gratitude

As with any character training that we do with our children,  building character with gratitude begins with our example! If they hear you expressing thanks to them, or just talking about things you are grateful for, it will help them begin to develop more of a “gratitude attitude.” Building Godly character such as gratitude in… Continue Reading

3 Clues: How to Keep Christ in Christmas

3 Clues: How to Keep Christ in Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and I’ll admit! I’m more troubled each year to see what our society does to Christmas. We no longer keep Christ in Christmas. Does your home feel busy and hectic more than peaceful and reflective Would you like to scale back the materialism and focus more on Christ in… Continue Reading

Cultivate Gratitude All Year Long

Cultivate Gratitude All Year Long

At Thanksgiving, we pass around a basket of popcorn kernels and everyone takes a few. Then we take turns sharing what we are thankful for (1 thing for each kernel). Inevitably there are tears as we think of God’s goodness and how much we love each other. A great way to cultivate gratitude. Thanksgiving is… Continue Reading

Eat Your Way through Thanksgiving School

Eat Your Way through Thanksgiving School

If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you know I want to help you encourage a love of learning in your kids. Today, I have super-fun ideas for your kids to eat their way through Thanksgiving school and learn more about the Pilgrims voyage and first year in the New World. For… Continue Reading