Three Reasons Why We Told Our Kids Santa Claus Isn’t Real

It’s an interesting story – the one about Santa Claus. You know, the ho-ho-ho jolly, merry man who wants to help every boy and girl in the whole wide world. So, magically, he traverses the world in one night, riding in a sleigh, plummeting down chimneys to deliver the most awesome presents that any child could imagine. The Christmas season speaks of goodwill and heralding hope for the world, but somehow many children miss the … Read more

Cookie Cutter Christmas

One of the best parts about Christmas is seeing it through the eyes of a child.   If you don’t have any kids in your house, then you need to find some to share the season with you.  Children really don’t care if the house is  clean (and I do).  They’d rather we spend time with them, doing things with them.  Baking cookies together is a great way to start! I think about that each … Read more

A Mother Wonders


Wonder:  to think or speculate curiously; to desire to know something; to feel admiration or amazement; to marvel. During this season, there are many things about which I wonder. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be Mary, who was chosen by God to be the mother of His Son? Over a quarter-century ago,  a young mother living in small Ohio town wondered about Mary. It was the Christmas season.  As she held her … Read more

Orange Pineapple Carrot Salad

This salad is festive and refreshing. I enjoy it in the summer, but it also makes a nice addition to any meal. You’ll need a box of orange gelatin (regular or sugar-free works), shredded carrots, diced celery and  drained crushed pineapple. My family doesn’t notice if I use the sugar-free jello. I use the liquid from the pineapple for the cold water that is added to the jello, which helps give it a fruity flavor. … Read more

The Three Things Every Caregiver Should Do

It’s fair to say that Jesus was the greatest Physician Who lived. As a counselor, He also gave spot-on advice. He traveled and mingled with mobs of people. He took time for children. He reached out to the underdogs and those shunned by society. He ate with publicans. He dined with sinners. He was bombarded by people who wanted the food and the miracles He performed – people who could care less about a relationship … Read more