Holiday Archives

Explaining Good Friday and Easter

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Today is Good Friday.  People around the world will stop to remember this day.  There will be church services and, in some places, offices and schools will be closed.  Why?  What is Good Friday?  What is Easter?  Those are questions your kids may come to you and ask. They … Continue reading…

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Valentine’s Day Ideas to Help You Love Your Family Well

02-14-14-POD

I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday,’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “if I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made up holiday’ shouldn’t even be a big deal.” Boy … Continue reading…

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10 Words to Bring Christmas Joy to Your Family

12-25-13-POD

Merry Christmas, friends! It turns out that joy has very little to do with receiving expensive gifts, and it has everything to do with uncovering the greatest gift of all. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Christ-child, God’s breaking into time and space in the most … Continue reading…

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5 Christmas Stories Worth Re-telling Tonight

12-24-13-POD

Everyone has his or her own list of great Christmas stories. Type “Favorite Christmas stories” into Google and each selection will be different. One contributor to Forbes Magazine (a guy, of course) topped his “Top 10” with the Bruce Willis movie, Die Hard. There’s no right or wrong answer … Continue reading…

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Dads, Keep Christmas Simple

12-20-13-POD

The movie Elf portrays a grown man stuck in the mind of a child, and the growing process he endures as he comes to grip with who he really is. The part that entertains is when we see how he interacts with, and marvels at, this whole new world … Continue reading…

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