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How Frugal Are You?

How frugal are you? As 2017 gets underway, it’s a good time to think about where you can save a dollar here and there. James and I are both frugal which makes our lives easier (and sometimes funnier).  In California where we live, there’s a new law that grocery stores […]

 

The Essential Family Habit for 2017

When the calendar turns to reveal a brand new year, it’s a grand time to create better habits for you and your family. If you’re overwhelmed and wondering where to begin, may I suggest the essential family habit for 2017:  having meals together as a family on a regular basis.  […]

 

Why Bother Setting Goals in 2017?

It’s time to think about those New Year Resolutions and goal setting… I have sat in the same room with some truly inspirational people like Neil Armstrong, Zig Ziglar, Andy Andrews, and Jim Lovell to name a few.  Of course I use the word room rather liberally, since there were […]

 

Merry Christmas Friends!

From my home to yours…merry Christmas! In our neighborhood, there is a house lit up like a fancy department store.  There’s a huge Santa, Grinch, and Elf on the roof.  There’s a snowman on the lawn.  And a sleigh and reindeer. Across the street, there’s a manger scene.  It’s not […]

 

Music Giveaway: Doorpost Songs for Family Worship

***This giveaway is closed.  The winner is Joyce Boggs Sterling!  Congrats!  (Joyce, please send me your e address to arlene@arlenepellicane.com) *** Ready for some new music that you can feel good about sharing with your kids? I am so excited to introduce you to worship artists Jess and Dave Ray.  They […]

 

Book Giveaway: Christmas – Celebrating the Christian History of Classic Symbols, Songs and Stories

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations to Christine M!*** Was Jesus actually born on December 25th?   Are Christmas trees pagan in origin? Why did the author of “O Holy Night” try to stop his song from spreading? My friend author Angie Mosteller answers these questions and in her bo, Christmas: Celebrating […]

 

Podcast: Creating Christmas Traditions with Angie Mosteller

  Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Our Christmas to-do lists can be filled up with things like: Shop for family Take Christmas photo Pick up appetizer for Christmas party But if we’re not intentional, we can forget the most important elements of Christmas. Celebrating the birth of Christ. […]