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Give With Thanks: Our November Service Challenge

We are so excited to welcome you back to one of our favorite traditions here at The Small Seed, our November Give With Thanks Challenge! November is the beginning of the holiday hustle and bustle, and if you’re like us, it takes every effort…

October 27, 2015

A New Easter Dinner Tradition, Reading the Easter Story

I live in what might possibly be one of the most secularized countries in the world; Norway. Norwegians in general are great at enjoying their 4 days off from work (plus the Easter weekend), and spending it with family at their cabins in the…

April 1, 2015

A New Twist On an Old Tradition: Scripture-Based Easter Baskets

Everything about spring makes my heart sing. Kathrine Bates describes spring as the “blossom time of souls” and that is exactly how I feel. After a long Idaho winter I am always bursting at the seams for spring to reach our little town. Even…

March 30, 2015

The Easter Tree: Bringing the Stories of Jesus Into Your Easter Holiday

  Our little family has an Easter tree, with small wooden eggs, bunnies, and chicks. It’s darling, but it’s never really had any deeper meaning. After hanging up all the ornaments one year I just felt like, what if I incorporated something more meaningful since…

March 26, 2015

The Christmas Nativity: Costume Patterns and Ideas

Even as an adult I sometimes find it difficult remembering the true meaning of Christmas.  Everywhere we go we see presents wrapped under beautifully decorated Christmas trees, houses covered in lights, people wearing Santa hats and children getting their Christmas lists perfect and ready…

December 17, 2014

Less Gifts and More Christ: How to Simplify During the Holidays

a couple of years ago, i wasn't sure what to do with our family. where we'd gotten. we had just opened presents and everyone moved from gift to gift seemingly unsatisfied. i don't know if you've been there, like us...the anticipation about gifts, then you…

December 12, 2014

Finding Christ in the Transition Times

Twinkling lights, hot cups of cocoa, Christmas caroling around the town, and the reading of the Christmas story by a crackling fire – there’s something heart warming about the traditions of celebrating the birth of Jesus each December. As soon as the weather starts…

December 8, 2014

Christmas Gift Tags and the Perfect Christmas Verse

In 1 Corinthians 10:31 we read, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Perhaps there is no better time to glorify God than during the holiday season. But what does glorifying God really mean,…

December 5, 2014

The Time-Out We Should All Be Taking This Christmas

Can I be honest? I’ve never loved the holiday season. The busyness, the expectations, the sheer weight of the happiness they all tell me I’m supposed to be feeling. Smiling salespeople, crying children, presents to be wrapped just so – the expectation of perfection…

December 3, 2014