Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with the family we love.…


From ashes to beauty: My story of infertility and adoption

Adoption was never on my radar growing up. Sure, I thought it was a wonderful thing—for someone else. I just never envisioned myself entering that…


How to guide your family through life’s hard things

Life is full of hard things, with each person’s experiences covering a vast expanse of difficult encounters.  When we are young, hard things often…


Why our family celebrates Advent

A friend said that her 6-year-old son came home from school and asked, “Does our family believe in Santa?” She knew it wasn’t wrong for her child to…


Perfectly imperfect: Guiding your kids to press on

This “perfectly imperfect” truth all hit me when I was outside playing catch with my four year old son. He loved baseball, and as much as I tried, I…


Celebrating Christ this Christmas

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year as we remember our Savior’s birth, reflect on memories of the past, enjoy our family and…


‘Tis the Season

Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so…


Raising grateful kids: Three ways to practice gratitude

When you google “how to raise grateful kids” a plethora of articles come up. Because isn’t that what we do we need to know something really…


Three powerful strategies for helping our grands understand God’s truth

I (Shellie) imagine we’ve all heard teachings on how important it is to “think about what you’re thinking about.”  If we’ve spent any time at all in…