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Why Is It Called Good Friday?

Why Is It Called Good Friday?

I wrote this article a few years ago, but want to share it with you again.  Hope it is encouraging! The death of Christ on Good Friday and the resurrection of Christ on Easter morning go hand-in-hand.  You can’t have the resurrection without Jesus’ death.  The resurrection pre-supposes death. Looking unto Jesus, the author and… Continue Reading

St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so why not have some fun in your homeschool activities with one of our favorite St Patricks Day Activities?  This one is edible, just like the recent Oreo Phases of the Moon homeschool activity. We did the Lucky Charm graph set for Math on St. Patrick’s Day…. Continue Reading

Super Bowl Dip-Monday Meals

Super Bowl Dip-Monday Meals

Several years ago, when the Patriots played Giants, I made this 7 layer dip. I used a cake decorating tip with sour cream to decorate. The x’s & o’s are black olives. Pretzel sticks for the goal posts.  For this year, all you need to change are the team names:  Chiefs at one end and… Continue Reading

4th Sunday of Advent is Love

As we come to our final week of Advent, on the 4th Sunday of Advent, we look to God’s love. When I was growing up, I knew God loved me. No doubt in my mind. And for most of my adult life, I knew God loved me. The problem is, I took God’s love for… Continue Reading

Advent Activities for Kids

Advent Activities for Kids

Today at Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch, I shared lots of Advent activities for kids. These are different from the ones I share on my 3 Clues to Keep Christ in Christmas workshop, but they do focus on putting Christ back into Advent & Christmas. I believe it’s important to keep Christ the center of your… Continue Reading

Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Today is the third Sunday of Advent and we light the candle of joy. You might wonder if we can have joy at Christmas this year, with all the upheaval around the world. I’m here to say a resounding, YES! Our joy is not based on the circumstances around us, but on the person of… Continue Reading

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