Christmas

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers!

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers {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…

7 Advent devotionals for women

7 Advent Devotionals for Women

I love the season of Advent. The meaning of the word Advent is “arrival” or “coming into view”. Isn’t that a beautiful way to picture the birth of Christ? God, “coming into view” as a baby in a manger–Immanuel, God with us! Although the weeks leading up to Christmas can be very busy, if we’re […] Read more…

15 Christmas tradition ideas

15 Christmas Tradition Ideas to Start with Your Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….for making lists! A shopping list, meal list, cleaning list, and packing list for our long trip to visit family and more! One list that I refer too each holiday season is the one that contains ideas I’ve written down over the years for Christmas traditions we can do […] Read more…

Advent Ideas for Families

When I search the internet or check out Pinterest and see ideas for celebrating Advent, they often involve a “minifigure set” creating a holiday scene or cute craft activities for the month of December. And certainly, those are all fun things that can add to the joy of the season! But truly, Advent is more […] Read more…

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Teach the Christmas Story with a Nativity Bible Verse Activity

Sometimes we need to mix things up when sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with our kids! So I created this fun printable activity to help you share the Christmas story with your children using the characters of the Nativity! Find the printable with Bible verses and simple instructions over in my contributor post at Motherhood on […] Read more…

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 for your Kids

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…

20 Frugal Christmas Gifts with Lasting Meaning

Due to our internet being down for five days, I haven’t been able to write as much as I’d like. This is the final post in our series “How to Create a Memorable Christmas on a Small Budget“! I hope you’ve enjoyed walking along with me on renewing our minds and refocusing this season.  Today I […] 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! I was going to share each day on the blog, but I […] Read more…

6 Meaningful Advent Devotionals That Your Family Will Love

Do you celebrate the Advent season? As far as the church year goes, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, and it lasts through Christmas Eve but many families choose to start Advent activities on December 1st! We celebrate the traditional (church year) format of Advent each year, the remembrance of the time when old believers […] Read more…

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