Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Communications Resident| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

5 Christmas Traditions From Chase Oaks’ Residents

By , Communications Resident| December 10th, 2019|

The holidays are here at last! At this point, I hope most of our Christmas decorations are up and we’re feeling the holly jolly spirit! There are many ways to spend your holidays. I’m sure that some of us have deep-rooted traditions that we look forward to each year. If you’re like me and want [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Communications Resident| November 19th, 2019|

Thanksgiving is only one week away! Whether we’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal or attending one, do we know what to make? The main dish and dessert are usually fairly consistent, but it’s those tricky Thanksgiving side dishes that throw us off. How many casseroles are appropriate for one meal? Should the number of sides equal [...]

What Is the Enneagram and Why Do We Care?

By , Communications Resident| November 7th, 2019|

Enneagram, a word that has sparked debate in the Christian world this past year. In favor or against, this system has been talked about for sure! But what is the Enneagram? What does it mean? Should we be worried about its origin? What Is the Enneagram? The Enneagram Institute describes the origin of the Enneagram [...]

Four Fun Facts About the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

The Fourth of July, known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday that marks when we declared our independence from Great Britain through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Today, on Independence Day, we celebrate our freedom with family, friends, food, fun, and fireworks. So, to kick off the celebration, here are four fun [...]

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 [...]

Four DIY Fall Décor Ideas for Your Home

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2018|

The jack-o’-lanterns are tossed, and the plastic skeletons are packed away in their storage container graves. However, Halloween letdown doesn’t have to be. Now is the prime time to ignore all responsibilities and decorate for the fall. I can’t wait to make my house look even more cluttered by adding Christmas decorations. (At least the [...]

How to Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2018|

Where’s the baster? Who burnt the rolls? Why is the dog on the table? These aren’t questions you want to hear at home but especially not when hosting dinner with plentiful guests on Thanksgiving. I have been blessed to live in a 700-square-foot apartment, which means I have never had to try to host a [...]