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waiting for Christmas

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Cathe's Notes by Cathe Laurie
Most of us just hate waiting. I know I do, and Greg hates waiting even more! He often reminds me, "Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable." One thing is for sure: all kids hate waiting for Christmas morning. Have you noticed that we actually do things to accentuate the fact that we are waiting? December drags on and on! For one thing, the mall starts putting up decorations on the 4th of July now. read more...

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a new twist to the advent calendar

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Create by Brittany Laurie Reenan
This year, leading up to Christmas, my family will do a countdown calendar to add some cheer to our holiday and remind us what Christmas is all about: Jesus! I have given you my list of 24 things to do below; feel free to alter or add your own. read more...

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cinnamon butter

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Recipes by Stephanie Castro
I'm the type of person that can eat a bagel at least twice a day. But, sometimes I get tired of the same old cream cheese. So, my Mom and I, came up with a twist on this popular spread over the Thanksgiving holiday. With just a few basic ingredients, turn your simple cream cheese bagel into something sweet. read more...

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a day with al

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Articles by Kelli Trontel
A few months ago, I noticed a man sitting outside of my church—on the same bench—week after week. You know that feeling you get deep down inside . . . that prompts you to do something that you're not always comfortable doing?! Yeah, well that happened. read more...

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shine bright bookmarks

December 5th, 2014 | Posted in Create by Brittany Laurie Reenan
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light" —Isaiah 9:2 Inspired by our Christmas Celebration this weekend, we made a printout for a bookmark that you can make your own! Here is a tutorial on a simple pom-pom to dress up the top too! read more...