A few years ago, our family decided to have our Easter lunch at my Mama’s house, just like we used to do when we were growing up. Church commitments had kept my siblings, cousins, and me at our respective houses for several years in a row, but that year we determined that instead of trying to convince my Mama why she shouldn’t go to any trouble for all of us, we’d just shut our collective mouths … [Read more...]

March 2015 HomeLife Calendar 2 Samuel_2:31 John_16:27 Psalm 145:9 … [Read more...]

HomeLife Family Time February 2015 Calendar Colossians 3:12b 2 Peter 1:3 1 Corinthians 1:30 … [Read more...]

Calm down, Margaret. It’s probably nothing to worry about. Who gets breast cancer in her thirties? she said to herself when she felt a lump on her right breast. Life is full of twists and turns. Margaret Feinberg, author of Wonderstruck, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2013. Following her diagnosis, she had to undergo months of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries. As she … [Read more...]

Year after year, Christmastime arrives in a flourish with all the trimmings, and the world is tempted to upscale, overspend, and outdo. But isn’t it the small, almost insignificant moments that actually make Christmas grand? Maybe it’s the smiling face of a four-year-old as she offers you a homemade gift. Or it’s a few words written in a card from a much-missed old friend. Such simple moments … [Read more...]

 January 2015 Family Time Calendar Ezekial 11:19 Ephesians 4:24 Galatians 2:20 … [Read more...]

Admit it. What songwriters call “the most wonderful time of the year” can also be “the most stressful time of the year.” And when tension runs high in the home and mom is stressed, everyone is stressed. If you’re like me, you tend to dread the coming holidays because of all there is to do. Or all you have to buy. Or all there is to eat. And when we focus on our finances (Do we really have to … [Read more...]

December Family Time Calendar 1 Peter 1:5 James 1:17 Matthew 6:33 … [Read more...]

Recently, the HomeLife editors were looking through their archives and found some gems worth sharing. If you're on social media, you know Thursdays are for throwbacks (You may have seen the hashtag #tbt floating around. It stands for ThrowBack Thursday.). We thought we'd participate with some fun throwbacks, too! Anne Graham Lotz has graced the cover of a few of our magazines. She is the … [Read more...]

November Family Time Calendar Hebrews 3:13 Scripture Art Colossians 4:2 Scripture Art 1 John 4:7 Scripture Art … [Read more...]