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The Idea Swap: Don’t Throw Away Those Pumpkins

Long before Google searches made it simple to explore any topic in the blink of an eye, I attended my first teaching conference. While I was there, I took part in a workshop called THE IDEA SWAP.  The concept behind this little activity was simple– each educator shared in writing one great idea that had […]

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Family Faith and Fun on Friday: The Pumpkin Gospel

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12     Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Celebrating the Small Stuff!

  One of our favorite children’s books, Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays, tells the tale of a playful old woman who moves into a new neighborhood. As the children on her street watch closely, they notice that Mrs. Muddle is a bit different than the rest of the neighbors. Plainly put, Mrs. Muddle is just MORE fun. […]

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  One of our favorite children’s books, Miss Muddle’s Holidays, tells the tale of a playful old woman who moves into a new neighborhood. As the children on her street watch closely, they notice that Miss Muddle is a bit different than the rest of the neighbors. Plainly put, Miss Muddle is just MORE fun. […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Christ Shining Through Us

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12     Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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The Gospel and Some Good Old Fashioned Fun

  For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Messy Make Overs (Why We Need God’s Word)

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Prayer Prompts

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.  -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often ask […]

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Family Faith and Fun Fridays: Hoppin’ and Prayin’

  For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.   -Hebrews 4:12   Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays! As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I […]

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Lessons in Compassion Continued: The Power of One Thing

Every day in sixth grade English class, my teacher wrote a quote across the top of the black board (yes, black board.. I’m dating myself with that admission!), and challenged us to let the words impact our hearts. If I were to choose a quote to be scripted across the blackboard in Hannah’s school of […]

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