Christmas Unwrapped: Your Life as a Lego Advent Calendar

December 28th, 2020 by Sara Buffington

This year my son had a Lego Star Wars Advent calendar.  Yes, such a thing exists.  Each day he opened a little cardboard flap to take out the pieces of a tiny tie fighter or Darth Vader in a Christmas sweater.  He loved it: every day a new discovery, something to look forward to.  

I need that, too.

“True Love and Brotherhood”? What’s That?

December 21st, 2020 by Sara Buffington

Have you heard of the “Get Along Shirt”?  Faced with bickering siblings, you can stuff your two kids into a man’s extra large T-shirt, so they are forced to be together and work it out.  

I have never tried this in my home, but when my two older ones were younger, I used to make them give each other a hug after an argument.  Then they had to look into each other’s eyes and say one nice thing about the other person.  Sounds great, right?  

The reality was that they hugged each other in the most reluctant, insincere hug they could conjure.  Then, when told to say something nice, their answers would include a monotone, deadpan, “You have nice hair.” 

The Christmas Maker Challenge

December 14th, 2020 by Sara Buffington

Are you a “Christmas Maker”?  Take this quiz to find out:

What Do You Do When You Hear a Knock?

December 7th, 2020 by Sara Buffington

In my house, I have trained my kids not to answer the door for a stranger.  This rule began when they were really young, and now they are just in the habit.  

Noel and Other Mysterious Lyrics

November 30th, 2020 by Sara Buffington

            Have you ever misheard song lyrics? You really thought you knew what they were singing until someone laughingly corrected you. Here are some misheard lyrics from Christmas songs—can you guess the originals? (Answers at the bottom.)

A Song of Praise Anticipating Easter

April 19th, 2020 by Sara Buffington

Hosanna Chalk Drawing

In preparation and anticipation for Easter Sunday, Sara, Whitney, and Abby recorded a beautiful song called Graves into Gardens by Elevation Worship.

Take a moment and listen to this beautiful rendition.

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