How to Care for Loved Ones with Depression

By , Contributing Writer| August 1st, 2019|

How Depression Affects Families Caring for a loved one with depression is all about love and grace. Growing up, I struggled with fear and low self-esteem. I was a child adults admired since I could play by myself for hours. My sensitive character developed at an early age. And it continued to be shaped by my mother. [...]

Seven Firework Displays to Celebrate the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| June 26th, 2019|

Fourth of July events and firework displays are great opportunities for you to invite your neighbors! Bring extra blankets and chairs and invite the family next door to enjoy one of the best firework displays in town. If you want to make a day out of it, look for celebrations that have special events prior [...]

Four Life Lessons I Learned from Dad

By , Contributing Writer| June 15th, 2019|

Dad, Stepdad, Grandpa, Daddy, Pops, Abba, the old man...whatever you call him, we all got one, even Jesus. We all strive and can benefit from a male role model. Dad does not have to be our biological father. He can be a coach, a male mentor, a teacher—whoever provides nurturing for you and teaches you [...]

How We Can Celebrate Dad

By , Copy Editor| June 11th, 2019|

This year, the average person will spend $115.57 on gifts to celebrate dad on Father's Day, bringing the national total to approximately $12.7 billion. Some presents will consist of an expensive tie or something fun for his car. While there are many reasons why we celebrate Father’s Day, we do not always have to break [...]

Seven Life Lessons We Learn From Mom

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2019|

In our lives, there are many lessons we learn from mom. Some of us learn about what to wear and what not to wear. And many of us learn how to believe in ourselves and how to treat others. When we think of what we learn from mom, we might think of our biological mothers, [...]

Four Festive Family Easter Crafts

By , Contributing Writer| April 4th, 2019|

Jesus…and bunnies and eggs? Oh my! This blog has Easter crafts for families on either side of the bunny debate. But first, He comes first. Let’s get our Jesus craft fix. 1. Jesus’ Tomb Treats My son made this craft at church when he was three years old. I picked him up from Kidzone, and [...]

Four Family Easter Activities That Can Become Traditions

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2019|

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the event that seals our destiny in heaven and helps us experience unbelievable grace and love on earth. We celebrate this holiday in spring as a time of renewal in our lives as the time rolls forward giving us more daylight hours [...]

How Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By , Copy Editor| February 9th, 2019|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

By , Copy Editor| January 16th, 2019|

As one of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister and civil rights activist that greatly impacted race relations in our country. Drawing upon his faith, King organized peaceful protests and delivered inspirational speeches, bringing messages of love, hope, and equality to all. His “I [...]

What You Should Know About Christmas Lights and Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 7th, 2018|

According to the Today show, putting up Christmas decorations can make you happier. When we see Christmas trees and lights go up, there is a boost in our mood, making us more likely to experience joy and peace throughout the holiday season. A Brief History of Christmas Lights Christmas lights began as flickering candles on [...]