What Is the Miracle of Easter?

The television host leaned over to make sure the microphone was close to the precocious girl’s mouth. He’d just asked her, along with a panel of other school-aged children, about the real meaning of Easter. Her classmates’ answers ranged from getting candy and trinkets from the Easter Bunny to marking the official beginning of spring. This […]

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Friday Came First: Family Activities

For many families, the story of Easter is nothing more a gigantic rabbit leaving eggs all over the lawn, followed by a Pinterest-worthy lunch and maybe a church service thrown in for good measure. For Christians, however, Easter begins in The Garden with death becoming a reality because of sin. There is unspeakable joy when we […]

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Lent: Losing to Gain

My heart rejoiced when I learned how many families at Stonebriar chose to purposefully celebrate Advent last year. Many of you resurrected it from your own childhood traditions, and many others chose to incorporate it into their lives and homes for the very first time. Just as the darkness of Advent sets the stage and reminds […]

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Keep It Simple

I have mentioned in the past that my family follows the three-gift-principle at Christmas, and it has proven incredibly beautiful in all its simplicity. Our children are elated with what awaits them as they tear the paper to reveal surprises underneath. While we do not have a gift rule for birthdays, we are very mindful of […]

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