A Helpful Curse

A Helpful Curse

“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;  Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth...
Blue Jean Sundays

Blue Jean Sundays

“…For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b Maybe it’s because I’m over 40 now, but I have to admit to a new found appreciation for the tailored and comfy dress.  But it wasn’t always that...
Dating, Christmas Trees and Ugly Backsides

Dating, Christmas Trees and Ugly Backsides

“…do not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” Song of Solomon 2:7   Each December, the Surette family embarks on our annual Christmas tree hunt.  If your family is any bit like ours, these supposedly idyllic events sometimes play out better in our heads than...
Follow The Star (Scavenger Hunt for Kiddos…)

Follow The Star (Scavenger Hunt for Kiddos…)

Merry Christmas!  For those of you with younger children, I wanted to share a little “Follow the Star” Scavenger Hunt I did when my girls were younger.  (Can you tell who’s preparing a Sunday School lesson for tomorrow morning…)  Employing some...
Why We Don’t Believe in Santa

Why We Don’t Believe in Santa

I take no delight in stirring up trouble. But since everything we do and don’t do as parents teaches our children, I feel compelled to express a few thoughts on the matter of presenting the Santa Claus fantasy as fact to our children.  This I do with the single aim of...