FAMILY

Gift-Giving Guidelines for Families

Do you ever feel powerless against the onslaught of toys and gifts at holiday time? Without a plan in place to give guidance to gift-giving, your children could end up with more toys and possessions than any child would even know what to do with. Maybe these gift-giving guidelines can help. I’m a grandmother now…

LIFE SKILLS

Why You Should Do a Yearly Review

The end of the year is traditionally a time for setting new goals and looking ahead. And I am right there with you! But first, I think it is very helpful to do a yearly review. Remember the old adage, “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it?” That applies to your…

FAITH

Preparing Your Heart For Christmas

How are you preparing your heart for Christmas? Although Christmas is a one-day event, believers can use the entire month of December as a time to prepare for a season of celebration and worship. A common way to do this is by using Advent traditions, such as calendars and wreaths. But not all believers celebrate…

FAMILY

A Halloween Prayer Plan

Halloween can be a sticky issue for many Christian families. There seem to be so many conflicting opinions and lots of finger-pointing. It’s an issue my husband and I struggled with as young parents. While I’ve never been satisfied with where I’ve landed on this topic, I do believe that having a Halloween prayer plan…