From the Christian Parenting Corner
Just In Time for Halloween and Fall Festivals: Divine Carvings
Just In Time for Halloween and Fall Festivals: Divine Pumpkin CarvingsEvery so often you meet up with someone on the Internet who has a brilliant idea. Perhaps it is a new gadget, or maybe a publication that just fills a need in your life. As Christian parents, we oftentimes are a bit at a loss when the month of October looms large. Usually it means fall festivals, parties, but also Halloween - which for many questions is a thorny subject.
Loyal readers know my feelings on the subject of Halloween. Kept in proper perspective, celebrated with modesty and good taste, October 31st can be a fun filled day that will likely supply you with a year's worth of candy. Unfortunately, as Christian parents only know too well, what they themselves may be planning can very quickly be torpedoed by that which the rest of the neighborhood is doing. Schools will host Halloween dances that not only include blood and guts and gore, but positively revel in them. Your children's playmates will love the idea of playing with the Ouija board or bobbing for apples, while sadly even some churches will put on "haunted" houses that depict vile evil images that are unfit for children.
Perhaps you would like to host a pumpkin carving party, but are a bit short on time and creativity, and you are not quite certain what to carve. Crosses are nice, but you do not really want your front porch to look like a graveyard. Maybe you want to stay away from pumpkins altogether, and are wondering if there is anything else you can carve for table displays at the local fall festival.
Take a look at some of these carvings and be amazed: (1)
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Meet Mike from Divine Carvings - he may very well hold the answer to your questions! Here is an interview to which he graciously agreed on rather short notice.
So go ahead and give Mike a call or send him an email, and let him know you heard about him through Families Online Magazine!
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About Sylvia Cochran
Sylvia is a seasoned writer, born and raised in Germany. Having been exposed to a variety of religions and traditions due to travel and study, Sylvia has been a student of the Bible for more than ten years, and has for the last four years taught in small groups about Biblical principles, practical Christianity, Christian parenting, as well as the spiritual use of money. Sylvia also provides Free Online Courses at Suite 101. Sylvia's goal is to provide help and encouragement to raise the next generation of Christ-followers.