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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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Celebrating Advent before Christmas is my favorite part of the holiday!  I did it with my family as a child, and it was one of the traditions that I carried with me when I started my own family.  The wonderful thing about Advent, is that you can do it in so many different ways!  I …

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In today’s world, it is so easy to miss out on the true meaning of Christmas.  There are constant reminders that Christmas is coming… Pretty trees, lights, decorations, sales, toys, Santa, stocking, etc.  In some countries the true meaning of Christmas is completely missed because they only see the “trappings” from America. I found myself …

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It’s fall, but not on our tropical island!  What do you do when you want to have a sledding party, but there is no snow and no sleds?!    Find a big grassy hill,  Grab as much cardboard as you can,  Load up a pick-up truck with all your friends!   {This post may contain my referral …

Tropical Sledding: Making Your Own Fun Overseas Series! Read More »

Have you ever wanted to approach topics from around the world with your children, but didn’t know how to go about it?  This World Awareness Prayer Journal will give you the tools you need to approach some tough topics in a soft way.  It will broaden your world view with a Christian perspective. Included In …

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Meet the Lam Family! YanHoon and her husband, WeiChee, live in Papua, Indonesia with their 3 children.  Charis, Constance and Chrysta have 2 dogs and 3 cats!  Their infectious smiles can brighten your day. Introduce your family to us. We are a family of five. My husband is a church planter. I’m a stay-home mum. …

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You wake up late, the baby is crying.  The teen is asking for breakfast, and the tween is fussing because her brother teased her. The coffee spills all over the counter and soaks the bread, that you just made the day before and you were going to use for toast and sandwiches today. Your quiet …

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We live in an isolated mountain town on a 3rd world tropical island that is only accessible by air.  Needless to say there aren’t many options when it comes to birthdays!  I try very hard every year to make birthdays special and when my daughter wanted a “snow” themed birthday, I was determined to make …

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Meet the Leite Family! Meet Alessandro (Al) and Rachel Leite.  This beautiful couple has been married 15 years and have 4 children,  Hava (10 – 6th grade), Levi (8 – 4th grade), Daniel (5 – 1st grade), and Boaz (4 months).  Both parents have roots in Brazil and now live in Texas. What do you …

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