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Hf #34: A Christ-Centered Easter and a Two-Week Challenge

Easter seems to sneak up on me every year. Before I know it, it’s the Friday or Saturday before Easter. And I realize how little time I’ve spent instructing my children, celebrating this season, and focus on the Good News of the Gospel! So this year, I’m challenge myself (and YOU) to take the next… Read More

Getting back into routines in the New Year

I am focusing on cultivating more joy in my life this year. Slowing down long enough to be thankful for all that God gives. Choosing gratitude and intentionally being content, truly content, throughout my days. My goals and focus this year all have to do with choosing JOY! But the thing is, it’s really hard… Read More

Meaningful Christmas Eve Traditions for Your Whole Family

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days during the holiday season. There is a fresh anticipation and excitement of what’s to come, both in the joy of Christmas and the birth of our Savior. Plus it’s just a fun day to spend together as a family before the activities of Christmas… Read More

Simple DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

By Ashley Roe, Contributing Writer Christmas is a fun time to give gifts to loved ones. However, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle of the season and forget that it’s not all about who can buy the most lavish gifts. Just go into a store during the holidays and you… Read More

Hf #23: The Importance of Family Traditions

My older twins are turning three this month and are really just starting to “get” Christmas. So this time of year especially, I’ve been thinking through our traditions and trying to be intentional about what we should focus on during Christmas – and just throughout the year. The point of family traditions is to know… Read More

Remembering Christ When You Decorate Your Home

With everything I do in my home, I want to be intentional. Before I spend money or take the time to invest in doing something, I want to take a step back and make sure it’s really worth it. Sure, sometimes it’s nice to stop and get a latte just for the fun of it…. Read More

What happens when you have a generous heart this Christmas?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this year. About Christmas. About my toddlers who are quickly growing into little boys. About our traditions, gifts, and giving. And above all: About Christ. I really want to be intentional with my time and resources this Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year and it’s so… Read More

Reconciling Santa and the True Meaning of the Season

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer. I love all the festivities of Christmas, and the Santa legend is a big, magical part of that in our culture. But, as we know, Christmas is also (mainly?) about Jesus’ birth. Those two holidays seems to stand at odds with each other, vying for our attention. And when it… Read More

How to Give Gifts that Matter This Christmas

By Contributing Writer, Katie Bennett. Christmas is SUCH an exciting time of year for so many reasons! And a wonderful part of that excitement is our Christmas tradition of giving and receiving gifts from one another. However, we can easily get so caught up in the “stuff” of gift-giving that we forget to choose gifts with meaning. We settle… Read More