Category Archives: Holidays

Praying for Our Country

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Pray for America: Here's a free printable prayer guide to get you started!

Today is Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Whether you celebrate such occasions by sending up the Stars and Stripes or not, I hope you will make it your practice to send up a prayer for our country — and not just on national holidays. America… Read more »

Why God Made Mothers

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Happy Mother's Day from www.flandersfamily.info

I woke up this morning with the following verses forming in my head, so in honor of Mother’s Day (and at the risk of stating the obvious) here’s why I think God gave us mothers: Why God Made Mothers by Jennifer Flanders For giving birth — as moms do best, For nursing babies at her breast, For singing lullabies at… Read more »

It’s All About God’s Grace

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In what is becoming an annual tradition, my family helped me create another Easter video over spring break this year. (You can watch last year’s video here.) This new one is a cover of Meghan Trainor’s catchy song, “All About That Bass” — but with lyrics I don’t mind my little ones singing around the house. Take a look, and… Read more »

Never Enough Time?

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"If you don't have the time to do the things that you ought to do, it means that you've tried to do something God hasn't called you to." - Jennifer Flanders

My husband and I are both list makers by nature, but we approach our lists differently. I’m all about the details, which is why I’ve been known to start the New Year with as many as seven type-written pages of goals and resolutions. My husband, on the other hand, tries to boil down his goals into as few words as… Read more »

Living with a Thankful Heart

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"... never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK

We need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Giving thanks is something that we are commanded repeatedly in Scripture to do. Obviously, it is important to God for His children to be grateful. Space won’t permit me to list all the references here, but consider this small sampling of verses: • “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will… Read more »

Life with You is Awesome

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Life with You is Awesome!

The children and I have been working on this little surprise for Father’s Day, based on the theme song from The Lego Movie. Of course, it’s almost impossible to keep a secret in a household our size. Since Daddy already found out about it, I decided to publish a week early. You’ll have to excuse the audio. Rap music is… Read more »

Let Them Know

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The story of the Gospel... with a little help from Disney.

This month, we’ll be celebrating the greatest love story ever told. I know Good Friday is still a week away, but I finished the following video a little early and couldn’t wait to share it with you. For almost eighty years, Disney has been captivating our imaginations with beautifully rendered fairy stories. But as J.R.R. Tolkien explained to C.S. Lewis,… Read more »

12 Pins that Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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Playing Scrabble with Santa

Since we all know that laughter is the best medicine, and since every April Fool’s prank I’ve ever pulled has backfired, I thought I’d celebrate today by spreading a little sunshine instead of playing tricks. Here are a dozen pins I’ve spotted on Pinterest that have actually made me laugh out loud. I hope you’ll find them funny, too: 1…. Read more »

A Plea for Perseverance

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Your Most Telling Declarations of Love Aren't Made on Valentine's | A Plea for Perseverance from Loving Life at Home

When I was in high school I dated a boy who would go all-out for Valentine’s Day: balloon bouquets, long-stemmed red roses, boxes of chocolates, candlelight dinners. Every day for the week, some grand new token of his affection would be delivered to my doorstep. But then, Valentine’s would be over, and that would be that. Two years older and… Read more »