Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from Home With Purpose!

Instead of Purposeful Links this weekend, I just want to share this live reading of the Declaration of Independence in Independence Hall in Philadelphia by a group of celebrities including Mel Gibson, Whoopie Goldberg, and Michael Douglas with you. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! 🙂

Family Discipleship: Lent, Easter, & Passover Traditions

Lent, Easter, and Passover

As we enter Holy Week, I thought I’d share some of our favorite family traditions and resources.

These are some of our family’s favorite devotionals, storybooks, crafts and recipes for celebrating Lent, Easter, & Passover. [Read more…]

Epiphany Is Here! (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

Epiphany is Here! (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas) Today we celebrate Epiphany and the end of the Christmas season!

If you’ve been following The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas series, you know that, although it’s mostly overlooked in our culture, Christmas Day is the beginning, not the end, of the Christmas season! Our family chooses to recognize the traditional twelve days. We’ve found that observing Advent in the days leading up to Christmas, and then celebrating Christmas for twelve days instead of one, gives us a real opportunity to slow down, immerse our family in,  and focus on, what God has done and is doing all year long!

I’ve shared some background on Epiphany and how our family usually celebrates before. Depending on how the calendar falls in a particular year and what else is going on in our lives, some years we’re able to get a bit more elaborate and some we’re not. This year, we’re keeping it simple and low-key.

Here’s what this year looks like for our family: [Read more…]

Twelve Drummers Drumming (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas! Tomorrow is Epiphany!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day twelve: [Read more…]

Eleven Pipers Piping (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry eleventh day of Christmas!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day eleven: [Read more…]

Ten Lords A-Leaping (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

It’s the tenth day of Christmas!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day ten: [Read more…]