The Cutest Christmas Monkey

Melk, the Christmas Monkey - teaching God's character to children at Advent www.MelkTheChristmasMonkey.com

There are just 12 days until I get to introduce you to the cutest Christmas Monkey! Melk has made our family’s Christmas traditions much more fun and meaningful. I wrote about it last year when we met him for the first time. It’s amazing how much a simple little thing can become such Continue reading

Christmas in Thailand

Christmas in Thailand, Christmas Around the World series @ParadisePraises.com

Thailand is our 18th stop in our Tour of Christmas Around the World. If you missed any of the others, you can find them here. Christmas in Thailand – Just Another Day The 25th of December is not recognized as a holiday by the country of Thailand. Located in Southeast Continue reading

Christmas in Belgium

Christmas in Belgium @ParadisePraises' Christmas Around the World Series

 This is day 16 in our Christmas Around the World series. See the others Here. Belgian Christmas Traditions Christmas is Belgium in beautiful. It is a mixture of Flemish, German, Swiss and French traditions, but they all have Christmas in common! Many will decorate their homes and shops in twinkling Christmas Continue reading

Christmas in Switzerland

Christmas in Switzerland @ ParadisePraises.com Christmas Around the World

 This is day 15 in our Christmas Around the World series. See the others Here. Christmas in Switzerland The Swiss Christmas season is full of exciting get togethers! There may be concerts, parades, church services, bonfires and carol sings. Though the protestants decorate modestly, there is a tradition of decorating Continue reading

Best Picture Books for Boys (link up)

Adventure is out there. Best Picture Books for Boys @ paradisepraises.com

Welcome to What to Read Wednesday! You’ve heard that the best book for children may be the Wordless Book? Today, I want to propose that the best picture books for boys, may be ones that use only the pictures of their imaginations. In his post, The Secret of Aslan, David Mathis recounts Continue reading

Christmas in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Christmas, Christmas Around the World @ParadisePraises.com

Today is day 14 in our tour of Christmas Around the World. See the list of the ones we’ve visited already Here. Christmas Traditions in the Dominican Republic People of the Dominican Republic, as a general rule, love Christmas. Many who have emigrated to other places will return to the island during the Continue reading

6 Tips for Tired Mamas

6 Tips for Tired Mamas @ParadisePraises.com

It’s Share Your Heart Tuesday again. Welcome! Please don’t think I’m complaining, but today I’m tired. I’m tired of messes, noises, and dirty dishes. I’m tired of being creative with our menu plan. I’m tired of legos and laundry. I’m tired of squabbles and hurt feelings. Today, this mother of Continue reading

Christmas in Brazil

Christmas in Brazil, Christmas Around the World @ParadisePraises.com

I hope you are enjoying our Christmas series as much as I am! This is day 13 in our tour of Christmas Around the World. See the list of the ones we’ve visited already Here. Christmas Decorations in Brazil Decorating for Christmas in Brazil usually includes fresh flowers picked from the garden, and Continue reading

Christmas in the USA & Electric Tree Lights

Christmas in the USA, & the history of Electric Christmas Lights, Christmas Around the World @ParadisePraises.com

This is day 12 in our Christmas Around the World series. See the others Here. Did you know that the USA is responsible for giving us one of the most beautiful and most enjoyed aspects of Christmas in the Western World? There’s not a soul in the world, who can Continue reading