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 [...]

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 , Copy Editor| 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 2, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Easter Eggs: What Is the History Behind This Tradition?

By , Copy Editor| March 9th, 2018|

Have you ever wondered what eggs have to do with Easter? Why do we dye and hunt for Easter eggs every year? What is the connection between Easter eggs and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Many of us might think Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts are a commercialized form of the Easter [...]

Local Easter Events for the Family

By , Copy Editor| March 7th, 2018|

Spring and Easter are right around the corner! There are a lot of local events for you and your family to attend to celebrate this wonderful time. From Easter Egg Hunts to Easter adventures under the sea, there are fun Easter events for the whole family. Easter Events Under the Sea Looking for a unique [...]

Valentine’s Day Celebrations for Everyone

By , Copy Editor| February 7th, 2018|

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 [...]