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West Virginia in the Union

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I decided to write about Abraham Lincoln admitting West Virginia to the Union. This important historical event took place in 1862, 156 years ago today. After Virginia seceded from the Union in April, the people of Northwestern Virginia did not like this decision and resolved to […]

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Kid-Friendly Movies Releasing in 2019

Hey Sparkles! It’s almost 2019, and we are all looking forward to some sure to be awesome movies releasing next year. Here are the top 8. Dumbo – A live action version of this story will be released March 29, 2019. I am looking forward to this Tim Burton film. How to Train Your Dragon: […]

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Goals vs. Resolutions: What’s the difference?

Hey Sparkles! Since it is less than a week until New Year’s, I decided to make my Wednesday Wisdom post about the difference between goals and resolutions. Resolutions are something that you say you are going to do or change, but then you get busy and stop doing it after a while. Goals, however, are […]

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History of Silent Night

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I decided to write a post on the 200th anniversary of the Christmas carol “Silent Night.” In 1818, Josef Mohr, a German monk in the church, wrote a Christmas poem named “Stille Nacht.” On Christmas Eve, he discovered that the organ wouldn’t work, and couldn’t be […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I decided to give you a few gift ideas for those that are always hard to shop for. Homemade gifts always feel more personal, or even personalized ones. I like giving young children a toy that I sewed or made for them. You can always go […]

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Christmas Presents

Experiences vs. Toys for Christmas Presents

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I decided to do a post about the psychological impact of giving children experiences vs. giving children toys as Christmas presents. I will go through the pros and cons of each option and let you draw your own conclusions. Experiences for Christmas presents: Pros: The memories […]

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Christian Meaning Behind The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the hidden meaning in the popular Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. At first glance, this song may seem whimsical and just a fun song, but it actually has a meaning in it, put there by the persecuted Catholic church in […]

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DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts for the family

Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday! For today’s post, I decided to give you an idea of a DIY Christmas craft the whole family can do and enjoy for years to come. The first idea for an easy Christmas craft is to make your own glittery (or not-glittery) ornaments. To do this, all you have to […]

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Godly Woman Jodi Hitt

Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! Today’s bit of Wednesday Wisdom is about my 52 Godly Women meeting with Mrs. Jodi Hitt.

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First Potatoes in England

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday Moment. Today’s blog post is about the first potatoes in the UK. These early European potatoes were of the species antigena, while we eat the species tuberosum. The antigena species was first brought to Europe by Sir Thomas Harriot, an astronomer, investigator of the natural world, and mathematician. Sir Thomas Harriot […]

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Christmas Traditions

Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday. Christmas is coming soon, so I thought it would be a good time to write about Christmas traditions. What makes Christmas special is not the presents, it is how you spend your time at Christmas. My family always sleeps on mattresses on the living room floor on Christmas Eve. We […]

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Godly Woman Laura DeGarcia

Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! I am sorry¬†that I didn’t do the Monday Moment post this week, and will try to stay on schedule from this point forward. Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is my 52 Godly Women meeting with Laura DeGarcia. Laura DeGarcia is married to a pastor who preaches at a trailer¬†park church of primarily Spanish-speaking […]

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