My son and I were talking on the way to school last week. We’d been playing at our children’s museum a few days earlier and they have a pretend grocery store with play money.at the registers. As we were headed to school, Reed said, “Mom, wouldn’t it be cool if you could make lots of play money and use it in real stores and no one would know!?!” And that is how he learned about counterfeiting.
I remember being in college myself and struggling with what to get that would be nice and not break the bank. So I thought I’d give you a few ideas for some simple gift ideas for wedding & baby showers that won’t cost an arm and a leg, but will show intentionality and thoughtfulness as you celebrate the occasion! Your love and support is what matters most to a newlywed or new mom. Remember, it’s about loving others well not showing off with a gift!!!
While the purpose and meaning of Easter is such a serious, and seriously glorious, thing, there is nothing that says we can’t have a blast, make our kids take pictures with the creepy mall Easter Bunny, and do all the egg-related activities. So I wanted to share with you some ideas that are traditions in our home (outside of attending an Easter service at church). Some are meaningful, some are silly - but the goal is to get us excited for Easter! We love inviting friends over and having them be part of the different traditions each year; such a simple, fun way to practice hospitality!
Kindness is the initial idea and biblical hospitality is the full-developed product. Kindness says, “you’re a human too” while hospitality says, “your humanity makes you worth my effort, time and investment.” Kindness notices others. Hospitality invests in others…Kindness says “I notice you.” Biblical hospitality says, “I want to know you.”