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    April 2014

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April Showers Bring Easter Blessings

Spring is officially here and with it we think of renewal.  In April, we usually think of rain showers.  I love the rain.  It makes everything clean and fresh.  It makes things new again.  It makes me happy because the water it brings provides life.  Those first spring flowers begin to leave their winter tomb […]

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15 Ways to Have Fun on a Rainy Day

Rainy days often seem endless even though they have no more hours than any other day. However, just knowing that going outside isn’t possible seems to make the day longer and more boring. So when I was thinking about rainy day activities, I wanted to share some ideas which could be done with items you […]

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A Tisket, A Tasket, A New Twist on an Easter Basket

Easter is by far my FAVORITE holiday…full of hope and promise, a reminder that we have been redeemed and have a home in heaven with Jesus!  He said, “Do not let your heart be troubled;believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would […]


Easter Traditions & Resources

There are so many Easter resources out there that it can be so overwhelming! I think that we can become too involved in finding that perfect craft, project, book, printable (you get the idea) that we forget what we are supposed to be celebrating. It does not have to perfect and, let’s face it, most […]


Denying Yourself & Resurrection Power

As Easter approaches, our thoughts turn to the crucifixion of our Lord and, more importantly, to His resurrection.  Many people were crucified in Roman times; it was a form of capital punishment intended to terrorize the populace and dissuade observers from committing the same crimes.  But only Jesus rose from the dead. If you believe […]

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Easter Traditions: Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs are a set one dozen plastic eggs containing various symbols that will take you from the Triumphal Entry to the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  Each set contains a devotional with the scriptures pertaining to each symbol.   This set is a great hands-on tool for children of all ages to learn […]

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Spring Cleaning for the Soul

As I write this column it is a few weeks into the Lenten season.  I spent some time today reflecting upon how well this fits with what happens every March here in the North East.  I look out the window and winter is trying desperately to hold on, but it is no match for spring.  […]

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The True Meaning of Easter

Matthew 27:50-53 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died […]

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Never Forget – Celebrating Passover

Ahh, we’re all the way to “N” this month.  At this time of year one of the great things we remember and celebrate is something often forgotten in the excitement of Easter celebrations.  Although we celebrate Resurrection Day at our home, we often participate in a Passover Seder to be reminded of “the rest of […]

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Easter Treats!

Here we are with Easter coming upon us. It’s hard to believe we’re in the fourth month of the “new” year already! This month I have some easy and fun ideas for you and your children to enjoy together – decorating baked goodies. I love cooking with my children, and three of my 4 kids […]


A Keep-Mom-Sane Kind of Easter

Easter is many things to me. The Resurrection of Jesus. A celebration of my faith in Him. A time for family to gather and share our gratitude for all He has done. Spring. New life. Easter baskets. A big family dinner. Laughing kids and adults lingering at the table with coffee. Easter dresses and white […]

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DIY Easter Baskets

Every family has their own traditions; it’s been fun these past few years, starting to mold my husband and my family traditions together to form our own. It’s getting even better now that we are able to adapt these traditions to reflect our children too. Buying new baskets for Easter each year has never made […]

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Music and Art Through the Ages: Part 7: The Modern World

Welcome to our last stop on this whirlwind ride through the history of music and art. We started back with Ancient Greece, and here we are at the last port: the Modern World!  Modern music and art is so broad that I could spend twelve posts about all the different forms classical music took in […]

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Homeschooling For Free

I had every intention of writing an entirely different post for today.  But sometimes God has a way of whispering to your heart that you need to do something else.  Sometimes He gets so insistent that you almost feel like He has dropped a brick on your head.  That is how this post came to […]

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