Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

The Gift of Presence

Candy blogs: Everyone wants Christmas to be meaningful. We say it every year. I certainly have. We long for Christmases past. I have very strong memories of Christmases at my grandparents’ house in northern Idaho, with all the aunts & uncles and cousins. After eight hours of driving ... down the last stretch of dirt road …… Continue reading The Gift of Presence

Your Family, Your Legacy

Alive with Color

Candy blogs: Last night I dug out a book I hadn't looked at in a while. Inside was an envelope with my random mixture of abbreviations and old shorthand phrases. A couple of years ago we were traveling and I had heard a song on the radio that completely drew me in at the time.… Continue reading Alive with Color

Your Family, Your Spirit, Your Work

See Candy?

Candy blogs: See, Candy? You're not the only one at Wal-Mart at 5:45 a.m. There are many other people here snatching bits of time for family needs. See Candy? I am answering your prayers for provision through honorable work. See Candy? My plans for you don't preclude your inner circle ... your immediate family and… Continue reading See Candy?

Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

The Family Dinner Table

Candy blogs: One sad result of the hurried, harried lifestyle of today is the demise of the family dinner table. I'm not a fancy cook but I did try to fix dinner at home most of the time when our kids were growing up. We didn't usually actually eat at the table either but we… Continue reading The Family Dinner Table

Moment Catching, Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

Re-Thinking Christmas?

Candy blogs: There is a new spirit surrounding Christmas this year, don't you think? We are finally admitting on a broad scale that we have made this holy holiday into an opportunity for enabling shopping addiction and over indulging our children and justifying a reason for living on more than we bring in. All true. There has always… Continue reading Re-Thinking Christmas?