Local Pumpkin Patches that Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| October 9th, 2018|

With cooler weather on its way, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends by going to one of our local pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween and enjoy hay rides, delicious food, and fun [...]

Four Fun Fall Crafts for Your Family

By , Contributing Writer| October 5th, 2018|

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s a much-needed break from the Texas heat and a good time to kick off holiday crafts. Really, nothing says fun like little ones who are habitually careless with permanent paint and glue. That’s living on the edge, mommy style! Here are four fun fall crafts for you and [...]

Q Commons 2018: The Power of We

By , Legacy Campus Adult Ministry Pastor| October 2nd, 2018|

What Is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]

Parenting for Success: Paving the Way for Our Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 28th, 2018|

Parenting. It strikes fear in the hearts of some, joy in others. Everyone has heard the old saying, “There are two things you don’t talk about at parties, politics and religion.” Parenting could easily be added to that list. Parenting styles change from generation to generation. They can be drastically different, even between siblings as they [...]

The Many Faces of Foster Care

By , Contributing Writer| July 11th, 2018|

Many would describe our foster care system as broken. In the media, we hear about the abuse children face in foster care. Although some children in foster care experience abuse and neglect, there are a lot of amazing foster parents who are doing great things in the lives of the children who come from broken [...]

Four Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Your Kids

By , Contributing Writer| July 1st, 2018|

When I meet someone new and they ask me what me what I do, I typically respond, “I’m a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t stay home.” I’m not the type of mom who can stay home for days at a time. Usually, I try to leave the house to do something every day, or I start [...]

Four Firework Displays to Celebrate the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| June 24th, 2018|

Every Fourth of July, there are spectacular firework displays throughout the surrounding communities. Oftentimes, there will be special celebrations and events that take place prior to the firework show in the evening. Fourth of July events and firework displays are great opportunities for you to invite your neighbors! Bring extra blankets and chairs and invite [...]

Reasons Why We Celebrate Father’s Day

By , Copy Editor| June 17th, 2018|

Father’s Day is a time for children and for spouses to celebrate the men in their life. For children, it is a day to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. For wives, it is a day to let their husbands know how much they love him and appreciate his hard work as [...]

Overcoming the Struggles of Single Parenting

By , | June 14th, 2018|

Single Parenting Struggles Only God knows what the future holds. We often find ourselves engulfed in unforeseen storms we never imagined possible. Single parenting is one of those storms we do not expect to face. That’s exactly what happened to me. One month into my forties—I found myself divorced with my two small girls—something I [...]

You Want to Be a WHAT?

By , Guest Writer| June 4th, 2018|

In a recent interview, I was asked to share top advice I believe helps children feel secure with their parents. If you had been asked, what might you have said? I answered that the way parents respond to children's dreams is key. I want children of all ages to dream. I want them to dream [...]