Making Memories

I remember as a young woman hearing an older woman say, “Don’t wait for memories to happen. Your most important memories will be made.” She went on…


A Jesus Gift Under the Tree

Christmas morning should be a spectacularly fun time for a family. Stockings, presents, family, and church make the day joyful and fill the digital…


Make Advent Memorable

How often will your child ask, “How many more days until Christmas?” A good Advent calendar might be your best purchase for the holiday season. A…


Advent Day One: The Seed (Offspring) of Abraham

Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to…


A Tale of Two Turkeys

Tom Turkey was a big, noisy turkey whose feathers went every which way when he walked. Tina Turkey was just as noisy, but her clucking sounded a lot…


Where Do I Put the Pilgrims?

Parents have a rough November these days. Nothing excites our kids more than Christmas. I was watching the television and saw the ad for the Toys R…


A Dozen Hints for a Great Mother’s Day

The cards, the meal at the restaurant, and the extra hugs are nice. Moms deserve a special day that celebrates who they have been, who they are, and…


Why did a good 'Dad' let them kill his Son?

Your kids will probably ask you that question someday. Are you ready to answer? There isn’t a child or, quite frankly, an adult who finds that…


A Chocolate Covered Easter

Do you worry about the Easter sermons in big church? The Palm Sunday sermon is usually a tough one to sit through with a four- or five-year-old. The…