Category Archives: Sarah Smith

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How To Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

By: Sarah Smith

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the cooler temperature!  I love the changing of the leaves to their vibrant colors!  I love the smell of fall spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, etc…  I love the fall decorations; pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales, etc. Continue reading

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Shine Your Light

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

By: Sarah Smith

It started out innocent enough.  I was communicating with the Chess Club members at my sons’ school.  (The chess club I started and led.) It was mid-October, and I was sending out an e-mail reminding families of that week’s meeting time.  I received this response from one of the parents. Continue reading

Smith Family Summer Summary 2013

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

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Summer was kicked off with a very significant event when my oldest son graduated from high school!  I imagine our summers will never be the same.

Mid-June I drove my Dad (and my daughter) to Texas so we could see my sisters and their families.  The highlight of the trip for me was being with family.  The highlight for my daughter was getting to give hand-signals to Shamu at Sea World.  (bottom left in the collage) Continue reading

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Ask The MOMS: What do you do with early risers?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ask the MOMS

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15

We welcome questions from our readers.  We try to be as honest as possible when answering and try to give several different opinions because no one answer will work for everybody. We acknowledge that we do not have all the answers.  Here is a question from a mother of two who is expecting her third. If you have advice to share with this mom, please comment below.

“I’d love to see a blog post on what to do with kids who wake up early. My kids are early risers, and I’m dreading summer. Trying to come up with ideas. They are so awake and loud and this mommy is tired and weary. Especially being pregnant. Seems like it should be an easy solution, but I feel just overwhelmed and frustrated by it.” Laurel- Doylestown, PA Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Memorial Day

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 

By: Sarah Smith

As a child, I can recall spending Memorial Day weekend with my grandparents.  And that weekend always ended with a trip to the cemetery where most of our relatives were buried.  I remember seeing the names of ancestors I had never met.  It was a time of honoring those who had gone on before us.

It wasn’t until I married into a military family that I understood the history behind Memorial DayContinue reading