Three Easter Traditions to Do With Your Family at Home

By , Contributing Writer| March 31st, 2020|

Easter is coming! Are you ready to add to your families’ Easter traditions? Our residents have shared with us some of their favorite Easter traditions that they do with their families at home. Rocks in Baskets The day before Easter, give kids empty baskets so they can walk around the neighborhood, park, or just around [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

How to Love Our Community Unexpectedly This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2019|

Christmas has arrived at Chase Oaks! With Christmas trees decorating our campus lobbies and with ornaments listing various items on them, you might wonder what’s that all about. Or you might be looking for ways you can make a difference this holiday season. Here are a couple of ways you can love our community unexpectedly [...]

Four Fun Facts About the Fourth of July

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

How We Can Celebrate Dad

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Fun Facts About the History of St. Patrick’s Day

By , Contributing Writer| March 15th, 2019|

St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually on March 17. It is a holiday celebrated around the world with large parades and parties in the center of many of the world’s largest cities. When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of the color green and leprechauns. But the truth is St. Patrick’s Day is [...]

What Is Advent?

By , Contributing Writer| November 27th, 2018|

What Is Advent? Most of us who grew up in today’s churches may not be familiar with Advent. Advent is from the Latin word coming. It is the period observed in Christian churches leading up to Christmas. It includes the four preceding Sundays to Christmas. This year, it will begin on Sunday, December 1, and [...]

What I Learned from Making a Halloween Costume

By , Contributing Writer| October 23rd, 2018|

Discovering the Makings of a Halloween Costume It can be a challenging enough task to come up with a creative Halloween costume if artistry and imagination aren’t exactly your strong suit, like they aren’t for me. But add to the level of difficulty—the setting of a third-world country that doesn’t have a party store in [...]