Giving {Living} Beyond: Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan's Purse.  Operation Christmas Child.  Shoeboxes.  Franklin Graham.  Goats. Wait?  Goats?  What do goats have to do with Samaritan's Purse? Maybe you, like me apparently, have been living under a rock and had no idea that Samaritan's Purse has a gift catalog ... filled with amazing ways to bless others around the world, some for under $10! How does giving a goat {$70} make a difference?  Watch this: $70 to change a community ... maybe instead of that new game for the Wii or Xbox, ... [Read More]

10 Thanksgiving Stocking Ideas

Today I want to share one of our favorite holiday traditions … the Thanksgiving stocking!! Each year to kick off the actual Christmas season, we give Thanksgiving stockings. Given after the Thanksgiving meal is cleaned up and everyone is ready for a nap – except the children! – these stockings contain the most wonderful assortment of goodies.  We figured out early in our marriage that it is no fun to give Christmas ornaments and such on Christmas because you cannot enjoy them through the ... [Read More]