QotD – Families Are an Adventure

Child and Books - Family and Adventure!

“Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.” - Milton R. Saperstein Quote of the Day. After our discussion this week about how family should be a foundation of our lives, a compass that determines our direction, an institution that requires an attitude of [...]

QotD – Families Teach Principles

Charles R. Swindoll

“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” - Charles R. Swindoll Quote of the Day. Today’s quote by Chuck Swindoll explains that a family is not just a collection of people we hang out with.  There are certain duties that the institution of family is responsible [...]

QotD – Family Requires Servanthood

Pope John Paul II

“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of others.” -Pope John Paul II Quote of the Day. Today’s quote by Pope John Paul II reminds us of the attitude that we ought to have [...]

QotD – Families Are the Nucleus of Civilization

Family is the Nucleus

“The family is the nucleus of civilization.” – Ariel and Will Durant Quote of the Day. Yesterday’s post described how family should be the foundation of our life.  Today’s quote takes that one step further and declares that family is the nucleus of civilization.  It is the institution that is at the center of our [...]

QotD – Families Are Our Foundation

Rock Wall

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.” -Lee Iacocca Quote of the Day. Lee Iacocca is a man who rose to great authority in the world of business, and experienced both highs and lows during that time.  Considering his experience, the quote above is [...]

QotD – Families are a Compass

Families are the compass

“Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry Quote of the Day. Mondays are the day when many of us look at the week ahead, determine the work that needs to be completed, and set our direction accordingly. [...]

QotD – A Sunday with Family


“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?” – Psalm 127:3a, The Message translation Quote of the Day. A few weeks ago, I decided that my topic for the week leading up to Christmas was going to be family – how important they are in determining our direction in life and, ultimately, our happiness. [...]

Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Wrecking Your Diet!

Thanksgiving Meal

With the Thanksgiving season upon us (and retailers already pumping out Christmas advertisements with reckless glee), it is the time of year where even the most disciplined among us throw caution to the wind and start downing large plates of holiday food.  For most of us, this begins with Thanksgiving, continues through company Christmas parties, [...]

Quote of the Day – Charles R. Swindoll on Family

Autumn Activity

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” -Charles R. Swindoll Today’s Quote of the Day offers a good starting point for planning what to do today.  Remember that yesterday’s quote was “For every minute, the future is becoming the past” – go read that post if you [...]

Save Time With These Fall Cleanup Tips!

a fall road

Yard work is drudgery for many of us – but after the long, hot summer we had in the upper midwest, getting outside to enjoy the fall weather doesn’t seem so bad! Truthfully, fall is my favorite season so I need no excuse to spend time outdoors.  But if you need a reason inspring you [...]