Christmas

How to Explain Jesus’ Birth to Your Kids

There comes a time in every Christian parent’s life when you have to stop rushing through the verse in the Bible that says “the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin named Mary”….and explain Jesus’ birth to your kids. I admit to mumbling my way through those opening lines […] Read more…

20+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas

Every once in a while, I go on a cleaning spree. In similar fashion to my son’s miniature John Deere front-loader, I zoom through the house scooping up stray toys, nubby colored pencils and other discarded craft supplies, plus an occasional piece of “hidden” (read “old and nasty”) candy and toss them in a large […] Read more…

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Last Minute Gift Idea for Christian Kids that They are Sure to Love!

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Go digital! Our kids ages 10, 8, 5 and 3 LOVE JellyTelly – a Christian streaming service with great shows like What’s in the Bible? & VeggieTales, plus family devotionals for only $4.99/month! As a busy mom, I often struggle to find TV shows and movies I trust for […] Read more…

Christmas for the Brokenhearted

Last Christmas, I waited in my home, feeling completely helpless, as my sweet grandmother Rosemary lay in a hospital bed, suffering the effects of a serious stroke just a few days after her 90th birthday.  She passed away the day after Christmas, after having been faithfully sung to and prayed over for two weeks by her ten […] Read more…

Truth in the Tinsel Day One…on Instagram!

Today we did our devotional and craft for Truth in the Tinsel Day One! I see that many of you purchased a copy of this amazing Advent experience or maybe already had it on hand and are doing it again like we are!  It’s not too late to purchase your copy, by the way. You […] Read more…

Irresistible Black Friday Deals from Christian Companies

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! I thought I’d share some fabulous Black Friday deals from my favorite Christian companies! I know a lot of people don’t like Black Friday but I love it (provided it actually starts on Friday and not Thanksgiving!). In the midst of all the shopping you […] Read more…

Learn about Advent with Truth in the Tinsel (an Invitation for the Crafty and Not-so-Crafty Mom)

I’m the first to admit that Pinterest has become a slight addiction for me, even though I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing it incorrectly (Pin-interest, Pin-trehst? After 6 years this should be obvious to me). There are days when I completely ignore it, but then on some random Saturday afternoon I go crazy pinning DIY ideas, kids […] Read more…

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

Each year, I happily celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons, taking joy in the fact that Scripture tells us of the One who came as a baby in a humble stable to grow to be the Man who would die for us on the cross and rise again on the third day. Isn’t it amazing […] Read more…

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activities for Kids

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activity Ideas for Kids

We LOVE the Christmas season around our house! Each year, we try to establish some fun family Christmas traditions, try new Christmas-y recipes and do a few crafts, activities and printables that we find online.  I wanted to share with you 25 simple Advent and Christmas themed crafts and activities for kids that I’ve found […] Read more…

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers!

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddles {ages 0-3}

As you are making your Christmas present list (or really any gift list), you might be looking for some great Bible-based gifts for a baby or toddler that are actually useful, don’t break the bank and don’t create lots of extra clutter! Today I’m sharing some of our favorite things, 17 ideas that include DIY gifts to heirloom toys and Scripture music […] Read more…

5 Tips for a Simple Christmas Season

Post by contributor Jennifer from A Heart for the Home. freedigitalphotos.net/franky242 It’s that time of the year again!  You walk in the stores and it’s everywhere, in your face and even on the t.v.    We haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet and we are already starting on Christmas.   Then it’s the toy lists, […] Read more…

Merry Christmas and Truth in the Tinsel Wrap Up!

We’ve concluded our Truth in the Tinsel crafts and devotions for this year! I actually don’t even have any pictures of the last couple of crafts but the kids hung them all as ornaments on their own Christmas tree downstairs. It’s an artificial tree that they could decorate any way they like. {It looks pretty […] Read more…

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