Archive for the Holidays Category

Serving with Love

  Serving with Love: An Exercise for the Whole Family   “And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does

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Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs

  Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs   by Heidi Forney   With any family, the holidays can be full of hustle and bustle as you try finish up gifts and cards for your family and friends, cooking that special dish for the potluck at church on Sunday, or putting the finishing touch on your decorations or a special feast for Christmas dinner. Besides all that, you also are busy trying to get the kids to do their schoolwork and finish

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Easy Holiday Pork Roast

Easy Holiday Pork Roast   By Shauna Webb   This time of year is so full of bombarding busyness and frantic fun. We love all the special things that go with the holidays… and yet …Guess what next Tuesday is: NOTHING!! For the first time in I-don’t-even-remember-how-long, there is NOTHING planned outside of my home! I am so-o-o looking forward to that day on my calendar! Happy tears, y’all. Happy tears.   Sometimes I rely on my crockpot a little

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Blessing Buddies

Blessing Buddies by Niccole Perrine   As we navigated the busy shop, watching for little hands to mind their manners, I was drawn to a colorful display. The Elf on a Shelf trend had recently sparked my interest. I really wanted to do the Elf on a Shelf. I love creative opportunities. However, the price seemed steep and we also don’t choose to spend much time encouraging Santa at home. The more I looked into the product, the less I

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Teens, Three Ways to Bless this Christmas Season

Teens! Three Ways to Bless this Christmas Season   by Abigail Prigge   The pie and turkey have just barely disappeared and my 5-year-old sister has Christmas on her mind full throttle. In spite of her meager budget, she has asked me at least three times what’s on my wish list and she bounces around the house reminding everyone that the joyous day will soon be here. Most teens don’t feel the same magical wonder that 5-year-olds experience about December,

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