Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Relish!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

When you were a child, when you thought of cranberries, did you think of round slices of red jelly? The good ol’ canned cranberry sauce is like comfort food – but this relish is awe inspiring. It’s delicious, it’s beautiful on the table, and it’s easy. You can make this in just a couple of minutes!…
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Avoid The Awkward Pause

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

One of the great joys of the holiday season is the chance to spend time with family members that you don’t get to see the rest of the year. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the stressful things about the holidays – extended family that you don’t see the rest of the year.

Preparing for Christ-Centered Holidays

Monday, November 9th, 2015

  The holidays are rapidly approaching, and while we all enjoy the feasts and the fun, there’s so much more than that. The trick, really, is remembering why we celebrate, being sure to teach that to our kids, and somehow figuring out how to plan a big family celebration without losing sight of the One who…
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Planning A Christ-Centered Thanksgiving

Monday, November 17th, 2014

  Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays! It’s one of the least commercialized and mangled holidays of our culture. Even the name points people toward the God who gives good gifts. It’s fascinating talking about Thanksgiving with our children. The Pilgrims were really people a lot like us: they were principled Christians who were…
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Deeply Thankful

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

As we mentioned the other day, one of our Thanksgiving traditions is to talk about the things we are thankful for during the feast. Today was kind of different. Usually there is a slow start, then an increasingly interactive conversation about all of God’s blessings. Today when we asked the question, “What are you thankful for?” everyone…
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Our Thanksgiving Traditions

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We just love Thanksgiving! What a wonderful holiday! Leading up to the day, we teach our children great hymns of Thanksgiving, such as “We Gather Together,”  “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,”  “Count Your Blessings,” and “Now Thank We All Our God.” We particularly love “We Gather Together,” because it was a Dutch song of the proper…
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Five Kernels of Corn

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Thanksgiving at our house finds us gathered around the table with five kernels of corn alone on each plate. A child rises and reads the poem, Five Kernels of Corn. We pray and thank the Lord for his bountiful provision for us. As we pile into the feast, the topic of conversation is the blessings…
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Announcing our Big Thanksgiving Sale!!!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

“Should we have a Black Friday or Internet Monday sale?” one of us asked. “Of course! Raising Real Men would make a great Christmas gift – encouragement you can wrap up as a gift – but let’s call it a Thanksgiving sale. We are so thankful for God’s gifts, this is a way we can…
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