Advent ideas for kids

I had the best of intentions of writing a full post on all the Advent things and then as I was researching all the “right” things to include in your season, I suddenly got very overwhelmed and hesitated to share too much in case it’d overwhelm you to. In the same spirit of margin that we talked about in these five posts last year, I’ll forgo the big list and give you 5 different types of resources and my best pick

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A post for the bad gift-giver

Buying gifts is very hard for me. Tyler and I are notorious for shopping on Christmas Eve and kicking ourselves for not figuring out sooner that that purchasing a gift online that takes two weeks to ship won’t work out. I’m also the mom who has missed birthday parties because I totally forgot to buy something ahead of time and once I remember I know I’ll never make it there with a gift. Why can’t I get my act together

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Margin in Christmas: Eating

Last day to order from our prayer journal shop in time for Christmas is Thursday, December 13, 2018! Here’s a fun stat Caroline from Fit for His Glory shared the other day. Americans gain between 7-12 lbs in November and December! Ouch! I can’t help but think that as we make all these goals to live healthier and workout in January, we pretty much sabotage any momentum we could have before we even get started. I know for me personally,

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Margin in Christmas: Giving

Last day to order from our prayer journal shop in time for Christmas is Thursday, December 13, 2018! This post isn’t as odd as it sounds. God never held back when He gave to us. He is wildly generous. But we don’t have the mind of God and there are all sorts of emotions that get wrapped up in why we give and how we give that go way beyond doing something loving and kind. It’s the very reason Christmas

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Margin in Christmas: Spending

Last day to order from our prayer journal shop in time for Christmas is Thursday, December 13, 2018! Walking into Home Goods this time of year makes me think of that old-fashioned gif of the little girl just dumping money from a wallet out the window. We can walk the aisles with that so ridiculous, but all too common thought – Do I need this? How could I use this? Where could I put this? Y’all fess up. I know

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