Each year our family—babies to grown ups—gather around the tree while my husband reads the Christmas story. Add this reading to your Christmas morning and give the best gift of all.
With a bit of preparation and forethought, your Christmas celebration can be both simple and meaningful. Small details, like the ones here, go a long way in creating a home full of peace and joy.
Corporate parties, family get-togethers and other holiday gatherings mean lots of festive food and cocktails that can put a damper on even the most-seasoned dieter’s efforts. By taking a different approach this season, you can enjoy your favorite foods.
Activities to celebrate cool days and colorful vistas of fall.
Flowers are a Glory to behold. Which is the most beautiful? Peonies with their glorious watercolor petals? Ranunculus blooms with their vibrant, tightly layered designs? Or even intricate protea—otherworldly assemblages of tiny florets? Each is unique and treasured by the Designer, their details a symbol of His artistry and love. Yet these are only flowers. How much more artistry do you think God has bestowed upon you, sculpted in the beauty of His image?
Gather the neighbors, the couple from down the block or the single guy at work to enjoy a flavorful outdoor supper together. The recipes are easy—make them ahead and have the salmon ready for the grill—so everyone can relax under evening stars and savor good food and fellowship.
Hosting an afternoon tea party can be a wonderful way to reflect God’s love through the gift of hospitality. We open our homes to others with a servant’s heart, ministering to them and providing fellowship. Creating a beautiful setting and providing yummy treats need not be too labor-intensive. After all, the focus is on the people. This party is both gracious and easy.
Bless the babies, brides and birthdays in your life by hosting celebrations that first and foremost honor the Lord. We've pulled together three stylish events to inspire special days and include ways to put God at the center—from planning to party activities. There's food, décor and even customizable keepsake booklets with relevant and engaging Bible lessons and games.
A soothing bowl of soup can instantly make you feel better on a cold winter day.
At your next party, include an array of little tastes that offer new and intriguing flavors.
Use Our easy cake recipes and decorating tips and you will be a star baker in no time!
Build hearty sandwiches full of flavor and crisp texture on half-inch slices of fresh homemade multigrain bread.
Summer days are fleeting and precious. How we revel in time to dip our feet in cool waters, inhale the matchless smell of freshly cut grass, watch and marvel at the power of an afternoon thunderstorm. Yet these lazy days so quickly fill with the busy schedules of the season. We chase baseball tournaments, family vacations, camps, church activities. All are worthy pursuits but borrowers, too, from the limited moments available between the first sunrises of June and the lingering sunsets of August. This summer we would do well to listen to the admonition of Scripture. The writer of Hebrews tells us not to give up the habit of meeting together, that there are joys in fellowship that cannot be found anywhere else. The families on the following pages have committed to meet together each summer. They share food, friendship, games and stories. They meet at homes, on family farms, around tables and campfires, all with the aim of knowing each other well and building memories that outlast their time together. Summer days are fleeting and precious. But when we savor them with family, for years afterward the sweetness remains.
Grazing boards are a sophisticated and simple way to cater to many tastes and appetites, with morsels customized to your family. This dinner board overflows with sweet and savory flavors of spring—delicious and versatile ingredients for a fresh, filling meal to delight the whole family. save room for a delectable dessert board to follow.
Make suppertime fun with easy-to-prepare foods you all can eat while playing games.
On crisp autumn days, God’s glorious bounty overflows in our markets. Rich and robust, there’s no doubt that farm-fresh produce was created so we can enjoy luscious meals. Fill your holidays with the enticing aromas of fall spices, roast pork and baked desserts, and thank the Lord for family and fine food. Here’s inspiration for fall cooking—eight exceptional recipes that make the most of nature’s harvest.
Flowers are a glory to behold. But which is the most beautiful?
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