15 Christmas Traditions for the Family

I remember so much from when I was a kid especially the times during the holidays. It brought me great joy to just be like it does many children. I think the things that made it so special were the traditions that surrounded the days. When I think about the kids that didn’t have it like this, it makes me truly upset. I will share some traditions I enjoyed along with ones that you can do as well. Most of these are free too!!!Read More »

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Black Friday and Materialism

Do you think that Black Friday seems to bring out the worst in people? Do you avoid the stores and the deals just because you’re afraid that you might get trampled? Deals and saving money is great, don’t get me wrong! But greed has become the main problem with this day of money saving. Read More »

Back to School Memories

Well, its been one week since most kiddos went back to school or started school for the first time. This time of the year can be filled with so many mixed emotions for both the children and the parents. The kids may have fear and excitement wrapped in one. The parents might feel sad about how quickly their kids are growing up mixed with the fondness of the memories they have from their school days. I don’t have kids yet so I’m solely focused on my memories. Read More »

Where I Serve

For the longest time, I knew that as a Christian, you are supposed to give your time, money, and talent to the Church. It’s what I was taught at a very young age, and my mom lived this out to it’s fullest. She was a great example of this. If she wasn’t home when she was a stay-at-home mom, she was at church giving her time and talent as an artist. So as a youth, I gave my time helping at events for the church and parish school I attended. My mom also gave me 50 cents or a dollar to give on Sundays to get me into the habit of giving money to the Church. (I know some people have a hard time with the concept of giving money to the Church especially with the bad reputation of certain, not all, megachurches abusing the concept. The truth is that God asks for our first fruits of our labor. Ten percent is they general rule of thumb, but God wants us to be cheerful givers. If you aren’t cheerful about giving a certain amount, He will be happy with what you do choose to give. If you don’t want to give anything but you feel forced, He doesn’t want it. That’s off topic, but for some verses on where this is stated, check out Leviticus 27:30-33, Numbers 18:21-28, and Matthew 23:23-24. Anyways, what I was lacking was serving with my talents. I sang in the choir but it wasn’t for him. I just liked singing. As I have gotten older, I noticed I either lost that talent or I never really had it to begin with. Let’s face it, I suck, but that’s okay haha. Read More »