Family Life

Three Traditions for the Holiday Season

My earliest memories of Christmas include visiting both sets of grandparents on Christmas Day. Yes, that meant seeing tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and eating two big meals, but those experiences made it feel like Christmas. I am thankful to say that those experiences continue for my children. Christmas day consists of a morning

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Bringing in the Coming of Christ with a Noel Calendar

In the fall of 2003, Crossway Books published Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper. It was a straightforward work that laid out the beauty of telling our family the story of redemption through the traditions we set up and the memories we make. At any time in my life, I would have enjoyed

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Celebrating the Advent Tradition

The bustling rush of December events can easily drown out the holy hush of the sacred tradition of Advent. The celebration of Advent, taking the time to anticipate the coming of Christ as a baby, counts down the four Sundays leading up to Christmas and culminates in the lighting of the Christ candle on Christmas

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Kelly Minter Recipes

  The recipes on the blog today come out of Kelly Minter’s new Bible Study, All Things New. Two Day Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken 1 Cup Chopped Celery 1 Onion, Chopped 6 Carrots, Chopped 1/2 pound noodles Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley Day 1: Wash the chicken, place

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Thanksgiving & Pumpkin Bread

For flowers that bloom about our feet, Father, we thank Thee. For tender grass so fresh, so sweet, Father, we thank Thee. For the song of bird and hum of bee, For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee. For blue of stream and blue of sky, Father, we

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