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11 Apr, 2012

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I just thought I’d take a minute to share what we did in our elementary Easter service on Sunday. Many of you are probably familiar with Resurrection Eggs. You can purchase them or even make your own. I like this idea of using simple props to clearly explain […]

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14 Mar, 2012

How to Host an Easter Egg Hunt from Start to Finish

How to Host an Easter Egg Hunt from Start to Finish

Hospitality opens the door to true community. Spring is finally here (well, almost…). The snow is melting and birds are singing. Springtime brings new life and new opportunities for budding friendships. Some of the best memories we have as a family are times when we’ve slowed down and opened our home and hearts to new friends. […]

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20 Dec, 2011

Santa and the Magic of Christmas

Santa and the Magic of Christmas

Every year around this time, a handful of parents ask me what I tell my own kids about Santa Claus. I respect the traditions that parents set in place for their families, so in the back of my mind, I have a few lines prepared for what I would say to a child if they […]

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10 Dec, 2011

Untangling Christmas

Untangling Christmas

All tangled up. Two years ago, when New Year’s Day rolled around, sadness filled my heart. December was tangled up with ministry, shopping, giving, party planning, baking and decorating. When the snow-covered cloud of dust finally settled from my flurry of activity, I realized that I personally had missed Christmas. In my own heart. I […]

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12 Jul, 2011

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July There’s still 8 weeks left before school starts here in MN, but the school supplies are already out. As soon as the 4th of July is over, “Back-to-School” begins. Something else that tends to happen in stores in July. Toys. Go. On. Clearance. Stores are making room for the new fad items […]

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