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Holidays

“What is Fall?” my daughter asked.  My jaw dropped with surprise.  I grew up in an area that had 4 distinct seasons, and one bonus rainy season!  It never dawned on me that my children wouldn’t know the joys of changing weather, colorful leaves, and hot cocoa or cider. Growing up in a tropical country, …

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I Hate the Great Halloween Debate! Do you get tired of hearing the debate year after year on whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween??  I know I did!  When my hubby and I started having children we had to make those important decisions for our family.  Will we celebrate Halloween?  Will we do Santa …

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Christmas

A Christmas Eve service seemed normal enough.  We’d attended this infant church, housed in a tent, for the nine months we had so far spent immersed in Korean language study.  Tomorrow would be our family’s first Christmas in our adopted country.  When the pastor told us about a 10:00pm service this evening, we readily agreed …

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Home Date

I live in the largest population mountain town in the world that is completely supplied by air!  This makes everything expensive, or non-existent.  Date nights for us don’t happen very often, and when they do… there’s really nowhere to go!  Whether you live in a place with nothing around you, or you can’t find a …

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It just so happens that Week 4 of Advent also falls on Christmas Eve this year!  You can either light the 4th candle and the Christ candle on the fourth Sunday, or you can light the Christ candle on Christmas Day.  Either way, Christmas is almost here!  Have you felt the excitement mount each week?  …

Family Advent Celebration! Week 4 & Christmas EveRead More »

As we go into Week 3 of our Advent Celebration, take a moment to reflect on the meaning of the season.  Why do we make this such a meaningful celebration?  Are we celebrating what we should?  As a family celebrate the joy of the season!  Celebrate the gifts of Love, Peace, and Hope that the …

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We have made it through the first week of Advent!  This week we get to light the 2nd candle and study a new part to God’s Greatest gift!  Celebrate with me as we begin Week 2! {This post may contain my referral links.  When you make a purchase through these links, I receive a small …

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Educational Gifts for Christmas

My kids always get way too much stuff for Christmas!  Sometimes it’s my own fault.  I love to give my children fun things that they will enjoy, but sometimes a good thing isn’t always beneficial!  I am finally wising up a little bit.  This year I went in search of items that the kids would …

Too Many Toys This Christmas? Give Educational Gifts!Read More »

Teach Me Joy’s Christmas Carol Cursive Copywork is free until Christmas Day!  You won’t want to miss out on this! It is a great way to keep learning alive during the holidays! Christmas Carol Copywork Includes: 15 Public Domain Christmas Carols—You can have your child copy just one verse or the whole thing.  You choose! …

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This year I participated in a guest series on the blog Paradises Praises.  It was a fun Christmas series focusing on Christmas around the World.  I wanted to give you a list to the blog posts for your own benefit.  Enjoy reading about how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world! {This post …

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