What to Pack in Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox I love finding ways to volunteer that my daughter can get involved in, but it’s hard to find those opportunities and teachable moments when she’s a toddler. One organization that makes it easy for kids to participate is Operation Christmas Child. If you haven’t heard of Operation Christmas Child, you simply fill a shoebox with toys and goodies for a
The moment I became a mom, I fell in love with my little girl and immediately felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Even before she was born, my husband and I researched car seat safety and took classes to prepare. We knew all the latest information about how to keep our newborn safe. When we brought her home, I wanted so badly to protect her
Using Bible Verse wallpaper or Scripture on your phone’s lock screen is a modern way to memorize Scripture when you’re on the go. This week, the women at my church gathered together to start a Bible study based on the book The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst. In this study, she grapples with our universal need to say “yes” to people, when we should first be
Christmas isn’t all about Santa and Rudolph, but that doesn’t stop your 7-year-old niece from expecting presents on December 25! And let’s face it, we all love giving gifts as much (or maybe even more) than we love receiving them. By supporting missional, fair trade businesses, you can give meaningful presents to the people you love and support great causes around the world. I want
On dozens of blogs and hundreds of websites, people are posting their Christmas Bucket Lists – maybe it’s their 25 Days of Christmas list or 10 Things to Do for the Holidays. While I love decorating cookies and watching classic movies as much as the next girl, I can’t help but think that there is more to this season than twinkling lights and dazzling parades.
Happy Thanksgiving! While we should be thankful year-round, there is something special about setting aside an entire day to be thankful. I have so many things to give thanks for, but here are ten things (some goofy, some very personal) that I am incredibly thankful for in 2014. 1. Our sweet girl She was born in February of this year and has completely flipped our lives upside down in the
Moms of the World, I know you’re very busy, but I just wanted to take a second to let you know that you are doing a great job. Even if your kiddos haven’t gotten dressed yet today, they have refused any vegetables for the last week, and you are three days behind on laundry, you are still doing a great job. Even if you are
I have a hard time getting to know people. It doesn’t matter if they are the nicest people in the world, I break into a cold sweat just thinking about starting conversations with people I don’t know well. After the initial three or four (…or eight or ten…) meetings, I will likely be comfortable enough to only freak out in the car ride to visit