Posts Categorized: Holiday

A Quarantine Christmas Kit

This Christmas when we are distanced, here are some ways to bring each other closer. Watch something special The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol, featuring performances by chronically ill children who play Tiny Tim The Old Vic’s free activity kit London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas at Claridge’s (best watched with your cream tea!) A Christmas Eve Service… Read more »

Thoughts to make your heart sing for Valentine’s Day

THREE SMALL WORDS “Treasure these words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” DEUTERONOMY 11:18 (ESV) What words does God want you to treasure in the deepest part of you? “Be good”? “Do it better?” “Try harder”? Are those the words God wrote in the Bible for us, to rescue and free us?… Read more »

Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Did you read my last post about connecting with kids through reading this year? How about a picture book instead of a greeting card for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few we love and recommend! Ten (or so) Favorite Books for LOVE DAY Runaway Bunny “If you run away, I will run after you. For… Read more »

Ten favorite picture books for Christmastime

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? What is it about a story? It’s a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. A picture book is a place to connect with the ones you love, to dream about years past or years… Read more »

The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide – free download

The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide is back! And December is almost here. And I feel a little bit extra excited about it this year– how about you? From the intro to the JSB Advent Guide: “What do you love most about Christmas? Most of us might say, PRESENTS! And probably all the grown-ups will… Read more »

Books for Thanksgiving and Gratitude All Year

Honestly I think every month should be gratitude month. I love what Chesterton said… “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” (The sort of math that I am really especially fond of!) We pulled together a great roundup of books to help you celebrate the month of November, including some Thanksgiving picks plus a couple of… Read more »

For Father’s Day…

One of the most beautiful titles God ever gives himself—along with Defender of Widows—is Father to the Fatherless. Isn’t that wonderful? And he loves us not because we do it right. Not because we do anything. He loves us just because he loves us. It’s the best news for each of us this Father’s Day…. Read more »

Thoughts for Today: LOVE

LOVE What is love? Is it a feeling in your heart? The Bible says Love is much more: it is patient and kind, never bears a grudge, doesn’t demand its own way, always wants the best for someone else, never puts itself first, never gets jealous, isn’t proud, doesn’t boast, isn’t rude, always hopes, never… Read more »

Picture books for welcoming spring

Spring is right around the corner. Even though it may be snowing–that’s the thing about Spring–it’s always on it’s way. Spring is coming– it’s a promise! Picture books are a great way to bring a seasonal rhythm to your home and embrace the changing year. The books you read year-after-year together are the ones that… Read more »

Thoughts for Today: The New Year

TODAY (the last of the year, the first of a new one) Every morning we enter a new day. Who knows what the day will bring? God knows. Which is why he tells us not to be afraid. He has already gone ahead of us into the new day. He knows the way, what will… Read more »