When my youngest child, Molly, was 5 years old, an elderly friend took our family to the Dollar Store. For Christmas, she wanted to treat each of our children to five things from the store; five things of their choice. The day we met at the store, it was crowded with people getting ready for … Continue reading Fewer Choices, Less Stress for the Holiday Season
Packed away in my tote of fall decorations is a little brown blank book that came from the dollar store. Warmth spreads through my heart when I flip open the cover and see handprints, doodles, and scrawled words inside. Each year for the past 11 years our family has taken some time on Thanksgiving Day to … Continue reading Easy Thanksgiving Journal for the Whole Family
Free Five-Day Devotional; Let's Eat! Giving Thanks with Jesus at Mealtimes
If you already are interested in personality tests and analyzing personality then you will love Reading People by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy fame. I was initially drawn to this book because of the cover (yes, I do judge a book by its cover. Sorry, I can’t help it!). I was also drawn to … Continue reading Review of Reading People by Anne Bogel
Halloween is coming soon! In our family, my husband, Tim, takes the kids around to Trick or Treat in the neighborhood. I gladly stay home and hand out candy. A lot of the kids know me since I stand at the school bus stop with my kids and try to be a friendly face for all … Continue reading Trick or Treat Gospel Tract
It’s tough to know how to parent when there are so many technological devices around. I was hoping The Tech-Wise Family would have some simple answers for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any easy answers. What I did get was something better.
I found out she is a believer in Jesus Christ, too. But when she told me what her church background was, I thought, “she may be believer…but she is wrong about many points of doctrine.”
My copy of These Happy Golden Years has seen better days. The rest of the boxed set looks the same. For awhile I toyed with the idea of buying a new set especially when I saw a large read-aloud edition. But there is something homey about reading the same copies of the books that your … Continue reading These Happy Golden Years
Katharina Von Bora had no clue she would end up as one of the most famous pastor’s wives in history. her life was not much different than pastor’s wives today. Here’s Katharina Luther's to-do list. Look familiar?
Michelle DeRusha in Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk has done a phenomenal job telling the story of this world-changing marriage. How did these two people have a successful marriage despite their lack of example of a godly marriage and their marriage of convenience?