Celebrations

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What Easter is About

Easter is about a lot of things. First of all, it’s about Jesus keeping His promises. He told the disciples He would leave and then come back, and when Peter and John and Mary went to the tomb and saw it was… Read More

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4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Easter with Your Preschooler

One of the things I wrestled with when my kids were growing up was how to make the true story of Easter the most important part of Easter while participating in all the fun around us. I loved watching my kids dig… Read More

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An Imperfect Christmas

It's no secret that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. And the tension is that by this point, Christmas Eve, all the 'how to avoid stress' tips from the I've-got-everything-together-why-don't-you people seem too little too late:… Read More

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A Kid’s Christmas Story

Joseph leads Mary through the backwoods in a red wagon, an angel sweeps in on a tire swing, and wise men celebrate with sparklers. Gather your family around and watch the Christmas story from Luke 1 and 2 told from a kid's perspective. The Christmas Story… Read More

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The Wonder of Christmas – Setting the Stage for Preschoolers

“I want the other one!” my two-year declared as I took his usual favorite, Little Blue Truck, off the bookshelf. “I want the one in the attic!” I knew exactly what he was referring to: Little Blue Truck’s Christmas. We’d loaded it… Read More

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3 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Miss Christmas

Christmas is about 7 minutes long when you have kids. One minute it’s Thanksgiving and the next you’re putting away your ornaments. Nothing moves as fast as the holidays and it’s no wonder that so many people find this time of year… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Celebrations | Imagine The End

What Your Preschooler Really Needs for Christmas

My “baby” is now 20-years-old. I consider myself to be a fairly good gift-giver, but his 20th birthday had me stumped. He is living in an apartment at college, semi-independent, cooking his own food and cleaning his own bathroom. He doesn’t need… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Imagine The End

Christmas and the G Word

Hi. My name is Carey, and I'm greedy. (This is the point where you all say, "Hi Carey.") Gosh, I hate to say it. I mean no one goes around and says they're greedy, right? We might think other people are greedy… Read More

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Low Expectations: A Key to Christmas Happiness

Expectations rarely run higher than they do at Christmas. From what to give to what to serve to the pressure to host well, expectations hover just beyond reach of achievability for most of us. A few years ago I was listening to… Read More