I got the best comment on an old Halloween post this week. It is so good I just had to share it with you! When my kids were tiny, we made special treats (like cookies or brownies), dressed them up in adorable costumes and went to “treat” the widows and elderly from our church. We […]


Can you believe we’re over halfway through October? How is that possible? This year Halloween falls on a Sunday. And although it’s great for all th parties and festivals and trick-or-treating, it’s kinda weird to celebrate Halloween on a the Lord’s Day, dontcha’ think? At our church, the month of October has had a special […]

Giving Up on a Perfect Halloween: 7 Bible Halloween Costumes

We’re not doing Halloween this year. Lydia is just too fearful. And I’m just too tired to deal with screams over cotton spiderwebs. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and if you’re interested, there are some SUPER FAB posts by some SUPER FAB guest bloggers (and one by moi) about Halloween over at Impress […]

Book Review: Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

Last night we did our first family devotional time. OK, it wasn’t exactly a devotional. But it was a family activity. And it was about Jesus. So, I’m going to call it a devotional. We sat down together and read The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs. Then we acted it out. Here’s how […]

GUEST POST: Skipping Halloween by LeighAnn Crawford

I’m so excited to share this guest post with you. I met LeighAnn when I was a part of a church-planting team in Florida. She is a mom to three and a strong woman of God. Plus she’s cute and funny! She blogs at Devoted Living. In the fall of 1975, my parents agreed that […]

Retro Photo: Vintage Halloween Costumes

“Halloween party at Busse’s House. Dressed as little kids.” My grandparents. November 1960. Scary, indeed.


i encourage my kids’ imagination year round. Halloween is an especially fun time of year for dressing up because everyone is doing it. however, there is a lot of other junk that everyone else is doing this time of year that we don’t do. we keep the focus on dressing up, pretend play, painting pumpkins, […]