Tied to Tradition

Tied to Tradition

by Katie Julius I’m big on traditions. It could be because my parents established strong holiday traditions for us each year. It could be because I want my daughter to have memories of our holiday traditions that she can pass along to her children someday. However,...

Be Still

by Katie Julius Each January, in lieu of the typical “New Year’s Resolutions” that inevitably fall to the wayside by February 1, I choose a word or phrase that I feel God has placed on my heart to be my focus for the year. One year, it was “trust,” while another year...

Thankfulness in the Midst of Pain

by Katie Julius Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son The words of this old worship chorus have echoed through my head the last few weeks as we have been preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving....

Christmas School

by Becky Slamer Christmas can carry so many varying and extreme emotions. Those emotions can range from excitement to stress to sadness to delight to awe. For some, the decorating, the parties, the baking, the gift giving, the lights, all the traditions, and all the...

A Patriotic November?

by Katie Julius If asked which calendar months are patriotic, not many people would think of November. However, prior to Thanksgiving, November begins with Election Day and Veterans Day. These two days present opportunities for learning how our country functions,...