Category: Holidays

Who doesn't have their family holiday dynamics flavored with some dysfunction? Get-togethers can feel crazy if not draining. But you're prepared, right?
Holidays

Crazy holiday family dynamics? You’ve got this, Girl!

It’s that season again. The holidays crowded with family, friends, yummy food, laughter, fantastic conversation, Pinterest-styled homes, and the warm-fuzzies of loving relationships. WAIT? What…? What about the grandkids who would rather spend their time engaging with their cell phones than with you? Or your adult children who don’t want

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When Holiday Expectations Disappoint
Holidays

When Holiday Expectations Disappoint

My dad was ticked, and he had no problem letting me know it. For years we had spent Thanksgiving with my folks at their house. A month later we would gather our six kids into the car and drive an hour on Christmas Eve afternoon to my mom and dad’s

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A Father's Day note from Jesus to write for your kids and grandkids
Grandchildren

A quick Father’s Day note from Jesus

Father’s Day. Do those words put joy to your heart and a spring in your step? If not, it may be because: You didn’t have a good relationship with your dad. Your heart hurts for your kids who didn’t have healthy dad experiences. Your grandchildren are growing up without a

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A Gift Basket of Easter Ideas on a post by Susan Gaddis
Easter

A Gift Basket of 17 Easter Ideas

My little girl feet walked proudly in their new Mary Janes through the wildflowers and green grass all the way to the top of the hill for Easter Sunrise Service. Everything felt fresh and I wondered if Heaven looked as pretty as the fluffy clouds nestled above us. I don’t

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Don't miss the vailue of Christmas Traditions
Advent

Don’t Miss the Value of Christmas Traditions

“Is your house decorated yet? Is the tree up? Did grandpa hide the pickle? Did she find baby Jesus or is he still lost?” Three granddaughters burst through the front door excited to be at Grandma’s to make a Christmas craft. Yes, the house stood decorated for Christmas … including

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Christmas Unmet Expectations on a post by Susan Gaddis
Advent

Unmet Expectations Ruining Your Christmas?

Do you ever find yourself feeling a little down over the holidays? Years ago I hit a real low at Christmas when I cheated. Yep, that’s right. I cheated. I had tipped toed into the living room where our Christmas tree with all our gifts stood in glorious array. Mom,

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