Home, what is home you might ask? For many people there are different definitions of what home means to them. For some, home could mean the house you live in, or home meaning a place to go to after being away for awhile. There are many different meanings of home for many different people. But [...]
Words: Placide Cappeau
Music: Adolphe-Charles Adam
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. [...]
I sat down with each of my teenagers tonight and asked them individually “Which holiday do you enjoy the most, Thanksgiving or Christmas and then tell me why?” I ensured they did not hear each other’s answers. I thought it would be fun to share their perspective with you.
Bayleigh (18 years old) chose Thanksgiving:
~ “I [...]
It was the end of summer 2009 when we got the news…”you need a biopsy.” Let me tell you that tiny four word phrase can stop you in your tracks. In a moment’s notice all aspects of life suddenly came to a screeching stop. Previous cares and concerns instantly vanished as they became overshadowed by [...]
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer
Aina called the family into the home office the other night to discuss the topic of integrity. We had just finished a family devotional on integrity about an hour earlier, so the timing was ripe for a real world test. [...]
One of our favorite family traditions involves food. In this particular tradition a lot of thought goes into it as well. Thought that involves planning, shopping, preparation, and finally participation from every member of the family (from beginning to the grand finale).
Usually this tradition is done on a weekend day since it takes time beyond [...]
Aina and I have an annual trip where we get out of town for the weekend together…no kids. We usually schedule this getaway around our anniversary in February. We’ve labeled this tradition as our “Vision Retreat”. The purpose of our “Vision Retreat” is twofold; to celebrate our anniversary and to discuss and agree on our [...]
On my way running errands, I tuned in the radio to the “Winning Walk” with Dr. Ed Young. His topic of the day was on parenting and how not to be a passive parent. He told a story that I will never forget as long as I live. The story goes as follows:
A dad took [...]