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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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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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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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Don’t add one more thing to your day!

What parent doesn’t want to hear that? And yet, that’s exactly what we are called to in Deuteronomy 6:6-7. : “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about … Continue reading

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Week 1 – The Candle of Hope (Angel Candle, Prophecy Candle)

Introduce Advent Be sure your family understands why you are celebrating advent and the meaning of the various symbols used. If you choose to display a Bible near the Advent wreath or the nativity set, place it there now. The … Continue reading

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Pre-Advent Advent

I think I’ve been experiencing a “pre-advent Advent” over the last month. I’m almost as excited about tomorrow as I usually get about Christmas! Despite that, we keep decorating for Christmas very simple. “Fully decorated” means the tree is up and … Continue reading

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Advent

What is Advent? Each year, we celebrate Advent. Advent refers to the “coming” or “arrival” of Jesus Christ and it’s a time when we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christmas and the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Advent begins four … Continue reading

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