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Why You Can Hold Both Grief and Joy in Your Heart This Christmas

Anticipation is a funny thing—one that takes multiple forms: the feeling of riding up a rollercoaster and nearing the top, the moment before you get feedback on a project, or the night before summer hits. Last winter, I felt a different sort of...

Staying Connected During a COVID-19 Christmas

This year has brought so many frustrations, canceled plans, and disappointments. I’ve been disappointed not to be with family members during this holiday season due to concerns regarding exposure to COVID-19.

Have You Heard the Bells on Christmas Day?

Christmas seems to serve as an amplifier. It certainly amplifies our joy, as well it should. We take joy in our friends and families, especially our children, and express it through gifts and traditions and great times together. It amplifies our...

Choosing Gratitude

Every day we have a choice. We choose to be thankful or to complain. What type of person do you want to be?

Summer Thriving:  Let's Learn About Land Art

For as long as I can remember, I have loved art.  As a young child, I would draw for hours.  I grew up in a somewhat unique environment.  My parents were missionaries in a small village in Botswana, Africa.  God’s inspiring creation was all...

Summer Thriving: Podcasts and Playlists for Your Next Family Road Trip

My family takes a road trip from Texas to Colorado every summer. As soon as we cross through Amarillo approaching the New Mexico border, the scenery becomes more interesting (more hills, more greenery, and more wildlife). 

Summer Thriving- The Beloved Julie Andrews

“Supercalafragalisticexpealadocious.” (Mary Poppins)

Julie Andrews is timeless.  She was born in 1935 in England.  She began acting and singing as a child. Her lifetime resume includes performances on Broadway, television and film.  She is...

Summer Thriving-Movie Reboots

There is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

Christopher Booker took 34 years to write his book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories.  In the book, he proposes there are only seven different types of story.  He believes every story...

Summer Thriving-The Joy of Discovering Birds

A dam burst this spring, the deluge sweeping away the usual chaos of sports practices, year-end parties, award ceremonies, and final exams. Staring around with bewildered confusion at its muddy aftermath, I found an unexpected and dazzlingly...

Summer Thriving

Wide-open….that is what our summer schedule looks like.

For parents, this wide-open schedule is both a gift and an overwhelming problem.