The Flame of Hope

Advent, faith

Today, I invite you to join in the’s Advent Wreath Link-Up. We keep ours pretty fairly simple. The same ol’ brass (though I prefer calling it “gold”) Advent candle ring that we’ve used forever, 4 candles, and a little Christmas wreath and (artificial) garland around it all.   I really almost like the one our 7-year-old […]

December 8, 2013

5 St. Nicholas Books for Kids We Love

Advent, Books, Christmas, faith, Random

~ Five St. Nicholas Books for Kids We Love ~ 1 Santa’s Secret Story 2 Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend 3 The Miracle of St. Nicholas 4 A Special Place For Santa 5 Saint Nicholas One of our family’s favorite traditions during Advent is celebrating St. Nicholas day on December 6. Growing […]

December 3, 2013

Advent – A Reminder to Prepare for Christ {Guest Post!}

Advent, faith, Guest Post, How to Prepare for Christ

{I’d like to welcome my new blogging buddy, Rachel from Efficient Momma, as my guest today! Rachel shares a few thoughts and practical ideas on how we can prepare for Christ during this Advent season. Please welcome Rachel!} A couple days ago, my husband and I took our son, Noah, to the mall. We were wandering […]

December 1, 2013

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Cookies, Oh My!

Dessert, Food

Need a simple Thanksgiving dessert that will satisfy your family’s expectations and taste buds? Try these –  Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies! I discovered these delicious treasures at Averie Cooks. If you ruin the turkey and everything else is a failure – just pop these out and everyone will forgive you in .2 […]

November 26, 2013

5 Favorite Thanksgiving Meal Essentials


Joining in Moxie Wife’s Five Favorites to share… ~ 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Meal Essentials ~ 1   2  3  4 5 Don’t forget the Turkey! What are your favorite Thanksgiving meal staples? Hop over to Moxie Wife’s for more Five Favorites!   {P.S. We’re on Day Three of the FREE audio book of The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family […]

November 20, 2013