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H.A.L.T.!

Child not listening? Dealing with a temper tantrum? Tears? Or generally challenging behaviors? Before you respond, consider this acronym: H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Tired, and Lonely. Sometimes, our behavior is a result of physical and mental needs that can be easily addressed. So … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

There have probably been many blog posts using the words to this catchy tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” and for good reason! Most of us are in the habit of worrying, stressing, over-thinking, and focusing on the negative. As you … Continue reading

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December 26

It’s the day after Christmas and maybe, like me, you’re wondering “now what” or you’re experiencing a little bit of the normal after-holiday let down. My family tends to procrastinate on the clean up, so from where I sit I can see opened presents, empty boxes … Continue reading

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Week 4 – The Candle of Love (Wise Men (Magi) Candle, Revelation Candle)

We light the Christmas candles to get our hearts ready to celebrate Christmas. We have already lit the Candles of Hope, Peace, and Joy. (Relight the first three candles.)  Today, we light the fourth candle. We call it the Candle … Continue reading

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Seek Out the Baby

The shepherds were at work when the angels appeared and shared the news of Jesus’ birth. Can you imagine what it would be like if “a great company of heavenly hosts” came to your workplace, whether that’s inside or outside … Continue reading

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Week 3 – The Candle of Joy (Shepherds Candle, Proclamation or Anticipation Candle)

The Lighting of the Christmas Candles The Candle of Joy We light the Christmas candles to get our hearts ready to celebrate Christmas. We have already lit the Candles of Hope and of Peace. (Relight the first two candles.) Today, we … Continue reading

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Week 2 – The Candle of Peace (Mary & Joseph Candle, Preparation Candle)

The Lighting of the Christmas Candles The Candle of Peace We light the Christmas candles to get our hearts ready to celebrate Christmas. Last time, we lit the Candle of Hope to remind us of the hope we have in Jesus our … Continue reading

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