Redeeming Holidays With Our Children
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Redeeming Holidays With Our Children

As parents, we desire to be intentional in living out Christ in front of our children in every way, including redeeming holidays with our children or using the opportunity of celebrating a holiday to show them Christ. So when our children were little, my husband and I talked about how we had celebrated holidays in our families growing up and what traditions we might want to share in our own family. We asked ourselves why we observed each holiday and talked to Christian friends about their traditions at holidays.  Also, we read Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper….

The Pumpkin Patch Parable: Book Review
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The Pumpkin Patch Parable: Book Review

We choose not to celebrate Halloween, commemorating Reformation Day instead, but we love fall and pumpkins and having fun at pumpkin patches. Our third child was born in October, so we called her Pumpkin even before birth. When she was almost two, I found a delightful book at the library, which tells the story of God’s care for His people through choosing them and cleaning their hearts in Christ in the form of a parable about a pumpkin farmer. If you love fall and want a simple story to teach your child about new birth in Christ through one of…

15 Reasons to Celebrate Reformation Day: The Redeeming Value of Celebrating Reformation Day
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15 Reasons to Celebrate Reformation Day: The Redeeming Value of Celebrating Reformation Day

Many Christians miss a beautiful opportunity to celebrate our Christian heritage on October 31, which is also known as Reformation Day. It was on this day in 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (complaints) against the Catholic Church to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. His bold act opened the way for others to protest against and seek for reform of the Catholic Church, and eventually these Protestant Reformers broke away to form a new type of church. Especially in countries touched by the Reformation, this religious revolution became the impetus for changing the course of…

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