Monthly Archives: December 2015

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2015

Six months into writing my blog, I’ve enjoyed reflecting on some of my own favorite posts as well as the most popular. In reverse chronological order, I present my picks: #10 The 5 Book That Have Influenced Me Most in … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: 2016 Reading Goals

Welcome to our last Literacy Musing Monday Linkup of 2015. We look forward to growing and celebrating literacy with you each week in 2016. But for now, check out these great tips from Shantala on setting reading goals for the New Year! On … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Luke 2 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all … Continue reading

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Final Friday Family Faves: Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve found as many great reads this month as we have. Several of our picks are even Christmas-themed. I’m posting early because I plan to take the day off blogging on Christmas. Daddy’s choice is The Black … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Encounter with Santa

Thanks for spending Christmas week here with us at Literacy Musing Mondays. Our special guest post from Eli Pacheco who writes the blog Coach Daddy highlights a  mysterious encounter with reindeer and a special letter from Saint Nick. Do we need anymore proof that … Continue reading

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When Work Is Not Work: The Joy of Hanging Christmas Lights

Sometimes work just doesn’t feel like work. While I freely admit I wasn’t particularly excited about heading outside with my six-year-old at 9:00 p.m. to hang Christmas lights over the garage, she was. Her enthusiasm ended up being contagious. As … Continue reading

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My Christmas Read: Worship Changes Everything

Christmas is not about the presents, the shopping, the tree, or the decorations. It’s not about the cookies, the hot cocoa, or the parties. Christmas is not about the material but the eternal. The heart of our Christmas celebrations must focus on worshiping … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Treasuring Traditions

Sometimes the best treats of the season are found in book. We’ve got plenty in store for you this week at Literacy Musing Mondays. Our guest poster is Suzanna from Wonder Filled Days. (Disclosure: Suzanna’s guest post includes Amazon affiliate links … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids the Joy of Giving: Guest Posting at…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For some, brightly strung lights and merry carols rouse a jolly spirit. For others, sadness or loss mar the happiness of the season but Christmas, nevertheless, remains wondrous because of our wondrous Savior’s … Continue reading

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Helping Our Kids Love Like Jesus: Adoption Interview

Last Friday I was privileged to share with you the adoption story of Shannon and Tracy Deavers. Today, I bring you an interview with Shannon who shares how we can teach our own children to love orphans like Jesus wants. … Continue reading

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