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Kids In The Kitchen: What Can You Expect?

Do you let your kids in the kitchen to help? In the words of Dr. Suess, “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good!” Including kids in the kitchen is good for so many different things. Life skills . . . reading (and following) instructions . . . self control […]

A Powerful Skill To Improve Your Child’s Safety

It’s no secret that the world we live in holds myriad threats to a child’s safety. Even normal, daily activities can sometimes be dangerous. A child could get hit by a car in a parking lot. Snatched by a stranger while shopping with mom. Injured by an animal while biking around the neighborhood. Any number of things can happen […]

Why Christians Should Study Jewish Feasts

  Last year I taught a class titled Biblical Feasts and Holy Days to a small group of 5th-6th graders at our local homeschool co-op. I used this curriculum from Grapevine Studies.   We began by studying the Sabbath and then moved on to Rosh Hashanah, the first of the fall feasts. I quickly realized that we needed […]

The Day Our Family Doubled: An Adoption Story

  Twelve years ago, on February 13, 2004 our family was forever changed by a simple phone call. It was a message on an answering machine, really, ’cause I wasn’t home when the call came. That’s right – we didn’t have cell phones! Can you believe it? Just twelve years ago! And in a suburb of […]

Joy of Being Ordinary: Interview with Lea Ann Garfias

Today, I get to interview Lea Ann Garfias, author of Rocking Ordinary. Her answers to the questions I asked give us a glimpse into the joy she finds in being ordinary. I hope you enjoy her perspective and come away encouraged that all the ordinary activities that fill your days are divinely appointed to make an extraordinary difference. Amazon affiliate links included for […]