Christmas in July Week 3

Have you been enjoying Christmas in July? We hope so! Join us for week 3! To read: John 3:16-  God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. To ask: Jesus is the greatest gift of all! Who does this verse say He is a gift for? (Anyone who believes!) To make: Make a family gift list but instead of it being gifts you want to receive make it gifts you want to GIVE to others! God gave us the greatest gift when He gave us Jesus! Giving is truly a source of joy! Make it part of your family culture to be generous and...

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Christmas in July Week 2

Christmas in July Week 2

It's time for week 2 of Christmas in July! Every Monday we're posting a fun Christmas in July themed family night for you! Let's go! To read: Ephesians 2:8 (This is our Elementary memory verse this month!) "God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do.It is God’s gift.” To ask: That verse mentioned a GIFT. What is the BEST Christmas gift you have ever received and ever given? Why was it the best? What do you think it means that salvation is God's gift? To make: As a family make a list of all of the gifts God has given you. Pray...

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Christmas in July!

Christmas in July!

With the blazing summer temperatures and all of the changes that COVID has brought to our lives, it may be hard to envision celebrating the joy of Christmas at this time of year. But we thought a little Christmas-inspired joy and whimsy might be the perfect invitation for you to make some fun memories with your family! Each Monday in July we will be sharing a Christmas in July Family Night idea right here on our blog. We hope you'll join us in the fun! Each Family Night will contain the following prompts: Something to read, something to ask, something to make, and something to do. They will...

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The Stories We Tell

There is no right way to start a blog post addressing all of the brokenness in the world right now. I’m writing to you humbly and prayerfully, aware that I need to listen and learn more than I need to speak. I’m writing because many of you, who are white mothers like me, have asked how my husband and I are leading our family in talks about racism. I'm writing to you from a place of hope.  Let me start by saying that racism is real and it is a sin against God and his beautiful creation. There is no room for argument here.  As a white mother, I can often feel helpless in the fight against...

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