The Trust Protocol by Mac Richard

Trust is a fragile gift and the glue that binds people together. This book helps you deal with trust issues to experience the genuine connections we're created to have. 


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I have had some pretty devastating things happen in my life that have resulted in my having trust issues.

These issues have caused me to put up walls and, at times, close myself off completely to any real semblance of life. 

I have made great strides in this area and have even taken a few major leaps of faith in trusting others once again. However, I suspect there will always be a battle going on inside of me with regard to trust.

That's why I felt so hopeful when this arrived for my review:


5 After 5, Ways to teach children the meaning of Christmas

Do you have many family holiday traditions that teach kids the meaning of Christmas? Here are five categories that we always cover...



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was ways to give to others at Christmastime and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 ways to teach children the meaning of Christmas


So much hustle and bustle this time of year, but we always make sure to include traditions that help teach Gv the meaning of Christmas amongst all the ho, ho, ho fun.


Friday Frivolity - Brownie Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we got ready for the start of Advent.

This week brings us Brownie Day, so we're sharing yummy recipes -- which means, of course, that I have to share some of Guilty Chocoholic Mama's yummiest treats, because she is my go-to girl for all things chocolate:

Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions by Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Help stop the cycle of negative thoughts with this fun children's book that shares simple, brain-improving principles!




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I wasn't quite sure what this book would be about when it arrived, but the cover immediately captured our attention:


Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions

Latticed Learning - Space

Learn while playing with Latticed Learning!  This week's theme has plenty of activities to go along with it - keep reading to find out more!


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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from the past while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly themes - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will be fun for you to explore with your little one!

May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers by Susan Collins Thoms

A glow-in-the-dark, out-of-this-world bedtime prayer board book for all the little space nuts in your house!


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I wrote about this Bible the other day that has loads of appeal for Star Wars fans. This little book will obviously attract the same demographic:

May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers

Project Snapshot - Week 205

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:



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My Snapshot(s)



Every year since Gv's been born, we've created some sort of craft/ornament to give to our closest family for Christmas.

We spent the weekend working on this year's -- can you guess what it will be?

What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Talking with Your Kids about God by Natasha Crain

Learn how to prepare your kids for the challenges and doubts they'll face in today's world by leading them through this introduction to apologetics.


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Gv's only just starting to ask some tough questions about God, so this book arrived at just the right time:

Talking with Your Kids About God

5 After 5, Ways to give to others at Christmastime

The holidays are a popular time to share with others. How many groups on this list have you heard of?



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was top Christmas wish list items for grown-ups and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 ways to give to others at Christmastime


The spirit of giving abounds this time of year, prompting many people to give to others along with all the shopping for their friends and family.

Here are five ways to help others this season:


Friday Frivolity - Advent Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we shared all sorts of cranberry yumminess.

Advent begins this weekend, so we're looking at some of our favorite ways to countdown to Christmas.