When my kids were in elementary school, they loved paperback puzzle books that you could buy in the coloring book aisle at the grocery store or drug store. Word search puzzles, mazes, connect the dots, and crossword puzzles—any kind of puzzle … Continue reading
What is the best way to observe Lent with children? Although different denominations will vary in their approach, there are four common disciplines that are usually associated with this forty day season: Fasting Bible Reading Prayer Service Here’s some easy … Continue reading
I spent most of my life in Michigan where Valentine’s Day was a day that everyone anticipated. After months of cold and dreary weather, it was fun to celebrate with red hearts, fresh flowers, and sweet candy. But Valentine’s Day … Continue reading
At the beginning of 2016 my twenty-eight year old niece began a new tradition. She decided to record her most treasured moments of the year on colored sticky notes, and collect them in a jar. Then, twelve months later, on … Continue reading
When our children were little we started a new tradition to celebrate the New Year. We read about creation and newness in the Bible and then we celebrated new starts. This included giving children (or the family) new books and games, new hugs, and trying a new food. It turned out better than we expected and many of our grandchildren now enjoy the tradition.