Book activity: Hot chocolate mug project

Book activity: Hot chocolate mug project

In The Saint Nicholas Day Snow, Catherine and Elizabeth play outside in the snow until they’re so cold they have to go in. And Catherine’s mom makes them hot chocolate. You can extend the story by having your children make these hot chocolate mugs from popsicle sticks...
Looking for the real St. Nicholas

Looking for the real St. Nicholas

The stores are already filled with ornaments and decorations that feature a man with a big white beard, dressed all in red. He might have children with him, or a bag of toys. There might be Christmas trees in the background. There might be elves. Who is this man? How...
Sissy Goes Tiny: Living large in a small house

Sissy Goes Tiny: Living large in a small house

You’ve had days where you’ve contemplated giving away nearly everything you own and moving into a tiny house. Of course you have. We all have. But most of us don’t do it. You might love the idea of owning a few things, rather than having many things owning you. You...
William Hoy, a picture book, and the Hall of Fame

William Hoy, a picture book, and the Hall of Fame

Guest post by Nancy Churnin, author of The William Hoy Story I can’t get over how much is changed since my last post on The William Hoy Story appeared in Charlotte Riggle’s wonderful blog. Back then, I wrote: “A dream can change your life. It doesn’t even have start...
Of Such Is the Kingdom by Summer Kinard

Of Such Is the Kingdom by Summer Kinard

If Summer Kinard’s new book, Of Such Is the Kingdom, were a child, I’d be the godmother. The book is not flesh of my flesh; I didn’t suffer the birth pangs. But I walked with Summer while she brought this book to life. I prayed for her fervently, asking God and the...
Elegant crescent cookies in a hurry

Elegant crescent cookies in a hurry

These elegant crescent cookies are dairy-free (unless, you know, you decide to use dairy butter instead of the vegan butter substitute the recipe calls for). They’re also incredibly fast and easy to make. They’re the perfect solution when you want a batch...

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