Rainey Family Overnight French Toast

By Barbara Rainey | December 21, 2015 | 7 Comments

What’s for Christmas breakfast? In case you still need an idea for a special yummy treat, try our family’s Overnight French Toast. We made this every year for holiday brunch when our kids were young. Hope you enjoy it too! Prepare it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and it’s ready to pop […]

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Holiday Tips for Blended Families

By Laura Petherbridge | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Holidays are already busy seeing inlaws, cousins, grandparents, attending school parties, church plays, neighborhood gatherings. For a blended family, that busyness is magnified by adding visits to stepparent’s families, stepcousins, half siblings, and more. My friend Laura Petherbridge, a.k.a The Smart Stepmom, gives tips to help minimize the complexities and tension a stepfamily is bound […]

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Sneak Peak of our Favorite Holiday-Ready Homes

By Barbara Rainey | December 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Check out these photos from friends around the globe preparing their homes and hearts for worship. We hope they’ll encourage you too, as you prepare to focus your loved ones on Jesus this Christmas.   New this year, our Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him Ribbon is so lovely in our friend Sasha’s home. Love the way […]

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Ideas for Easier, Cheaper, More Generous Holidays

By Janel Breitenstein | December 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Hi friends! Here are some fun ideas from my friend Janel who lives in Uganda with her husband Jon as a missionary, wife, writer, and creative homeschooling mom of 4. With far fewer conveniences than she was used to in the States, Janel has learned how to juggle the holiday expectations in new ways. Here she lists creative […]

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One Simple Secret to Being A Good Gift Giver

By Barbara Rainey | December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our lists pile up with temporary, feel-good items: a new winter fleece, massage and pedicure, striped tie, remote control racecar, life-sized baby doll, homemade fudge, a mason jar DIY pinterest find with matching tag. Giving gifts to our loved ones is a good and right way to celebrate Christmas.  But we have to admit that […]

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