A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families


I am very excited about a new resource from Oh Amanda! We have used Truth in the Tinsel curriculum for the past two Christmas seasons to teach our toddler the true meaning of Christmas, and we will be using it again this year. Truth in the Tinsel is rich with teaching that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. By using the curriculum's simple Bible reading, craft, and discussion prompts, Continue Reading

How to Have a Gingerbread House Party

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to be intentional and show hospitality by inviting people into your home. For us a gingerbread house party was just the thing! Where I live, people really tend to hibernate in the winter. Mounds and mounds and mounds of snow will do that to you. I have to work really hard not to do the same thing!  As a stay-at-home-mom, my time is limited, and with a Continue Reading

Christmas Advent: Our 2013 Plan

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I love Christmas! The birth of Jesus is such a wonderful reason to celebrate! Counting down to Christmas is a beautiful way to demonstrate to our children how the world was holding it's breath as it waited for the Messiah, waiting for the Savior of the world. There are so many ways we can count down the days to Christmas with our little ones. This year my oldest will be nearly three years old. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle Sale

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

Please note this sale has ended, but we are leaving this page up in order for you to be able to access incredible resources for your homemaking needs! The books cannot be purchased in a bundle, but they can still be purchased individually. You're a homemaker if you do any of the following: Work with willing hands Provide food for your family Open your hand to the poor Reach out to the Continue Reading

What Life is Asking You to Memorize Today


We hear it often, "Jesus is the reason for the season." Though true, is not our stating this old memorized cliche not mere lip service in a lot of ways? It is easy to say, "Jesus is the reason for the season," only to continue with our long list of to dos, cookie baking, and gift wrapping. The truth is, we won't make Jesus the center of our celebrations if we don't intentionally prepare our Continue Reading

How to Avoid Christmas Stress

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jenni from Live Called. Sitting in her cozy home, Molly finishes writing out her shopping list to buy gifts for her loved ones. Outside the winter wind blows and she can almost hear the howls of discontentment from the slaves of commercialism. She shivers as she remembers the anxiety caused by Christmas shopping last year. "If only there was a way to Continue Reading

Show Yourself Mercy this Holiday Season

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This post is written by contributing writer, Kimberly from The Corner of Birch and Divine. Mercy: A compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power. A blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion. Compassionate treatment of those in distress. Source: merriam-webster.com It's that time of year again. The season that makes your palms Continue Reading

Hosting a 4th of July Party {Virtually}

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We always spend the week of the 4th of July at the beach vacationing with my in-loves. Though I enjoy my time relaxing and eating a whole bunch of food, I sometimes day dream about having a really festive 4th of July party with neighborhood friends. Not that we really have neighborhood friends yet since we decided to uproot our lives and move 1,500 miles across the country, but that's neither here Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season to Sing Really Loud Even if You Can’t Carry a Tune

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  Welcome back to ‘Tis the Season – a 4-week series focusing on the true meaning of Christmas. I have joined forces with Erin at The Humbled Homemaker and Mindy at The Purposed Heart for a few weeks to help you focus on Christ this holiday season. What a rich season of celebration and serving this Christmas has been. It is so easy to look at our circumstances and think God has Continue Reading

4 Tips for Staying Sane This Holiday Season

How are you doing on accomplishing your December goals? As we seek to finish the year strong on accomplishing our goals, all the while attending Christmas parties and buying gifts, our lives can get pretty chaotic. Not to mention, things can get disorganized very quickly. Clutter starts piling up from mail and bills that continue to come in. Jobs still have to be done. Breakfasts, Continue Reading