How to Be Intentional in Building Close-Knit Families

By Susan Yates | April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to my friend Susan Yates. Susan is one of the most intentional people I know and her post today is full of ways to create a strong healthy family and ideas for creating fun relationships. Summer is coming soon and now is the time to start planning for family […]

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5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with Children to Encourage Gratitude

By Janel Breitenstein | November 14, 2019 | 3 Comments

1. Create a paper chain to countdown to Thanksgiving. As the links are daily removed, kids can write something new for which they’re thankful. Keep the slips in a jar, and have them read random selections at Thanksgiving dinner. 2. Craft thank-you cards together to send to meaningful people in their lives. Use a 3-D […]

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A Fun Alternative to ‘Elf on the Shelf’

By Barbara Rainey | November 13, 2019 | 69 Comments

Contrary to popular sentiments, Christmas isn’t for children. Nor should the focus be all about kids.  Christmas is actually an annual opportunity to introduce your family to more and more understanding about the Babe in the manger, without whom this holiday would not exist.   Games of hide and seek are lots of fun so here’s […]

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Sweetest Kid Valentine Cards…EVER

By Barbara Rainey | January 19, 2018 | 13 Comments

Crafting Valentine cards for our children’s classmates is an annual tradition we all enjoyed, both mom and kids. I loved seeing my children decide which card to give to whom and find delight in brightening their friend’s day. But for family and special friends, I wanted them to give meaningful valentines. Every Valentine’s season for […]

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12 (Printable) Prompts for the Christmas Soul

By Janel Breitenstein | December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

One thing I picked up from my Christmases in Uganda: All the glitter and hype of Christmas does have a purpose beyond the secular. God created seven feasts for the Old Testament Hebrews, which clues me in; these occurred in the same seasons. Maybe the Israelites knew Hadassah made the best matzoh, or Great-Aunt Hephzibah […]

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