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Good Friday

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Easter Bunny Craft

I am far from a crafty sort of person. Put a pencil, paper, fabric, needles, glitter, popsicle sticks — anything — and I won’t know what to do with it. I’ve tried sewing and can’t do it. I’ve tried knitting and can’t do it. I’ve tried drawing and can’t do it. I’ve tried painting and […]

Preparing for Easter

Easter is around the corner! The special Easter decorations are out, special storybooks are being read, and lunch is usually served on special pastel plates. (And as I share these things with Jameson and William, my heart cries out for their eyes to be opened from a young age, for their hearts to be captured […]

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

Rum Logs 1 c. butter 2 t. vanilla 2 t. rum flavoring 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg unbeaten 3 cups flour 1 t. nutmeg Cream first three ingredients together. Add sugar. Blend in eggs. Add flour and nutmeg gradually. Roll into logs as thick as pointer finger and cut into two-three inch long logs. Place […]

Remembering Resurrection Sunday!

A look at how to make Easter special!

Sinclair traditions: valentine’s day

We begin sharing our own holiday traditions and memories with you, hopefully encouraging you to continue on in the traditions you have established and perhaps even giving you inspiration for ways you can bless and love your family through traditions. Today we begin with Valentine’s Day!

Traditions: the gift of atmosphere

One of the simplest and most profound ways to establish tradition is through atmosphere. When I recall special moments throughout my childhood, the atmosphere– sights, sounds, and smells– stands out at least as much as the actual activities. Mom is amazing at creating pleasant and special atmospheres. She has taught us girls so much about […]

Autumn sides: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple Sauce

Once again, I am lacking pictures for my post. To make up for that, I offer you not one, but two favorite side dishes! Apple Sauce –yields 4 cups This apple sauce tends to appear at more than just traditional holiday meals, for sure, but serving it at a meal lit with candles and set […]

Let’s Celebrate!

Why invest all this time, energy, and money in traditions and celebration? I’ll tell you why!

Kicking it off: Traditions!!

Taking the time and effort to establish some significant traditions is a golden opportunity for you to impart to your family […]