Avoid the “clean your plate” club

Has anyone ever encouraged you to eat past fullness? Perhaps as a child you had to eat everything on your plate before being excused. Or maybe you had to clean your plate in order to “earn” dessert. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned … Continue reading

Good Friday, A Day of Sorrow and Joy

  Good Friday is a solemn day in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of special prayer and fasting. We reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made in dying for our sins. We consider His … Continue reading

Easter candy: Are there any healthy choices?

If the Easter Bunny visits your house, you may be wondering what kind of candy he will bring. By nature, all candy contains sugar, and maybe preservatives, artificial colorings, and/or unhealthy fats. But thankfully, some kinds are a smidgen healthier … Continue reading

Why Do We Celebrate Easter? by Mark Sutherland

■Title: Why Do We Celebrate Easter? ■Author: Mark Sutherland ■Illustrator: Julie Hammond ■ISBN: 978-0983236306 ■SRP: $9.99 ■Reviewed By: Cheryl Malandrinos Rating:  In this beautifully illustrated story, children learn that God had planned Easter a long, long time ago–even before the … Continue reading

The Little Pot by Dawn Stephens

■Title: The Little Pot ■Author and Illustrator: Dawn Stephens ■Publisher: Bumblebee Productions (2009) ■ISBN-10: 1-933982-11-X ■ISBN-13: 978-1-933982-11-3 ■SRP: $17.95 ■Reviewed by: Janice D. Green Rating:       The Little Pot by Dawn Stephens is a children’s storybook that teaches a lesson in patience … Continue reading