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Giving Generously Without Guilt

The most wonderful time of the year can easily slip into the most overwhelming, most guilt-ridden time of the year if we aren’t purposeful. In attempts to make Christmas special for our kids, it’s easy to get caught up in buying more and more and more. And starting as early as October (maybe September!), we are inundated with opportunities to […]

Celebrate~ Five Minute Friday Style

“Celebrate More, Compare Less” became the mantra for our family a couple of years ago. It was born out of a discontent I noticed in my children and if I’m being honest in my own heart as well. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how our world forces us to compare- whether it’s how busy we are, how much money we […]

When the Pinterest Phenomenon Affects the Church

I’ve noticed something strange happening lately in the Body of Christ. I call it the Pinterest Phenomenon, but if you aren’t familiar with Pinterest this probably means nothing to you. Pinterest is an online resource for the purpose of collecting ideas and inspiration all in one place. It is completely visual as only pictures are pinable. The categories are limitless […]

O Come Let Us Adore Him~ Our Advent Traditions

For over a decade now, we have maintained the same Advent tradition. If you know our family at all, you know how huge this is. While I love traditions, my husband and I are both spontaneous, reactive types and so we don’t always keep up with traditions. But this one? It’s our favorite. The reason it is our favorite is […]

Will My Kids EVER Get It?!!!

  I wish I could tell you that when we adopted the “Celebrate More, Compare Less” mantra as our theme for the year, my kids rose to the occasion. They stopped bickering about the unimportant. They were thrilled when one of their siblings got something they didn’t. They learned to be happy for others without whining about what they didn’t […]