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Celebrating Special Times with Special People

by Gloria Gaither Shirley Dobson

Make a Memory. . . And Make Your Family Strong Modern families face increasing demands-from seemingly endless activities for kids to heavy requirements for working parents. More than ever, families need resources to strengthen their bonds with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. This book will draw families together while encouraging creativity, tradition, and appreciation of each other and God. Complete with heartwarming vignettes from well-known Christian personalities, this charming book includes a wealth of creative memorybuilding activities to share with the special people in your life, each matched with relevant Scripture. It's packed with potential for year-round fun! Treasure the Ones You Love [Subhead]: Cherish the Memories You Make People are the spice of life! From kids to grandparents, friends to neighbors-they all make life more fun and meaningful. Celebrating Special Times with Special Peoplewill help you bring your loved ones together in creative new ways throughout the year. You'll find a host of delightful ideas to honor the graduate, spoil grandma and grandpa, welcome a new child, and bless the sick. Excuses for lavishing a little love on one another abound, and it's easy with a little help from the pros! Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson supply brilliant ideas; you transform them into memories you'll cherish for all time. Story Behind the Book "Through this book we hope to revitalize activities that give meaning to loving relationships. This book is designed to provide encouragement and resources to strengthen the bonds within families and special friends and give inspiration to make lasting memories a top priority. Families and friends today need resources to strengthen their relationships with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. " From the Hardcover edition.

Creating Family Traditions

by Gloria Gaither Shirley Dobson

There's something tender, sacred and very special about family traditions. Some are inherited from past generations, and some are born within your own family. Either way, traditions create closeness and seal the ties that bind families together. InCreating Family Traditions,Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson share their own ideas that will help make meaningful, long-lasting memories throughout the years to come. It's packed with easy-to-do, fun-filled activities for holidays and special occasions through all the seasons of the year, and can be enjoyed by all, from toddlers to grandparents. This is the second book in theLet's Make a Memoryseries. There's something tender, sacred and very special about family traditions. Some are inherited from past generations, and some are born within your own family. Either way, traditions create closeness and seal the ties that bind families together. InCreating Family Traditions,Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson share their own ideas that will help make meaningful, long-lasting memories throughout the years to come. It's packed with easy-to-do, fun-filled activities for holidays and special occasions through all the seasons of the year, and can be enjoyed by all, from toddlers to grandparents. This is the second book in theLet's Make a Memoryseries. Story Behind the Book We believed that the best memories aren't necessarily made of grand plans, vacation budgets or whole weekend outings. Indeed, the best memories are often made of delight in silly, simple things, and the most precious moments are just that - only moments: a hug, a tickling match, a pillow fight, a surprise stop for ice cream, or a detour from the ordinary to see the stars. This collection of ideas is meant to be just that - ideas. They may make you think of even better ways to create traditions, but these are places to start. May we all hold each other a little more closely and remember "home" a little more fondly because of ordinary days made holy by the sacrament of loving. From the Hardcover edition.

He Started the Whole World Singing: A Treasury of Gaither Christmas Songs, Reflections, and Holiday Traditions

by Gloria Gaither

What better way to capture the spirit of this glorious season than this offering of a Gaither family Christmas? Gloria Gaither's Christmas lyrics quickly become everybody's favorite songs of the season. Here Gloria explores the meaning behind the lyrics and the stories of how they came to be written. And for a real treat, Gloria shares eighteen of her favorite seasonal recipes sure to make your mouth water. In this ideal Christmas celebration, you can almost hear the fire crackling, smell the turkey and cinnamon buns baking-and, just maybe, notice the swish of angel wings.

Hide It in Your Heart

by Gloria Gaither Shirley Dobson

Learning God's Word Is Fun for Everyone! Don't watch the kids' eyes cloud over by setting a Bible in front of them. Instead, give kids ages four to eighty-four a game, craft materials, or food, and they'll light up with excitement! Hide It in Your Heart is your tool for ensuring God's Word becomes an essential part of everyday life and the foundation upon which your family thrives. From interesting dramas to creating crafts and making recipes, this collection of great activities makes learning Scripture engaging and memorable for the whole family! Incorporate these ideas into family nights, or take the book along on weekend getaways and campouts. Entertain the neighbors, surprise your Sunday school class, or spice up Vacation Bible School. The possibilities are endless! Hide and Go Seek the Word Faces light up and laughter resounds. Everyone's having a ball. Memories are in the making! The reason for all this excitement? The Bible! Hide It In Your Heart, the fourth in the Let's Make a Memory series, is packed with hands-on, loads-of-fun, meaningful activities that make God's Word come alive for the whole family. Just watch the girls with their Promise Pillows, and hear the boys cry "Bingo!" in a little friendly Scripture competition. Soon everyone is getting a kick out of dressing for the (spiritual) elements and holy hors d'oeuvres at the dinner table. The unforgettable family fun is endless! Weaving the thread of Scripture into their lives now ensures that down the road, kids will find a wealth of solid, biblical guidance...hidden away in their hearts. Story Behind the BookSome psychologists and sociologists say we are on our third generation of largely "unparented" children. But authors Gloria and Shirley, who have spent more than forty years working to enrich the family, see that young parents and single parents of the post-modern age truly want to be more involved with their children. Sometimes they just don't know where to start! This book is a simple, uncomplicated tool for parents to create a loving family where sound values and shared objectives are taught. Spending time together learning about God's Word becomes an enjoyable and engaging experience for everyone!From the Hardcover edition.

Making Ordinary Days Extraordinary

by Gloria Gaither Shirley Dobson

Modern families face increasing demands, from seemingly endless activities for kids to heavy requirements for working parents. More than ever, families need resources to strengthen their bonds with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. Complete with heartwarming vignettes from well-known Christian personalities, this charming book includes a wealth of creative memory-building activities. It's packed with potential for year-round fun! Make these moments last! It's the simple moments that knit you together as a family-shared experiences that keep you close over the years. But these special times won't just happen on their own, with today's kids and parents all going in separate directions. Making Ordinary Days Extraordinaryis packed with creative activities that will help your own family make meaningful, long-lasting memories. You'll find irresistible ideas such as film festivals, goofy golf, neighborhood circuses, instant parties, stealth love notes, ugly bug pageants, family websites, and pinata planets-along with fun twists on familiar pastimes. All you have to supply is a little of your time. . . and lots of love! Story Behind the Book Over 20 years ago,Let's Make a Memorywas published in paperback and has become a classic now with over _ million copies sold. Now, Multnomah Publishers will repack and update this bestseller along with material fromHide it in Your Heartto create theLet's Make a Memoryseries. Making Ordinary Days Extraordinarywill be the first book in this series with three additional titles to follow over the next two years. Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson share creative ways to spend time with families. This beautiful four-color book will give moms creative ideas and activities to share with their young ones especially during those summer months between school!

Something Beautiful

by Gloria Gaither

What began 50 years ago, when two high-school English teachers in an Indiana farm community began writing songs to express spiritual insights, has become a volume of church standards sung the world over. Bill and Gloria Gaither's songs have found permanent homes in people's hearts and hymnals, making this couple among the most prolific and popular in Christian music history. Now fans and music lovers can see inside the inspiration and life events that created the songs they sing most, including Because He Lives, There's Something About That Name, and The Family of God. In her trademark elegant prose, Gloria has created a beautiful keepsake for all those who love Christian music and its history.

What My Parents Did Right!

by Gloria Gaither

The message of this powerful book is that you don't have to be a perfect person to be a great parent. In it you will find fascinating stories written by people like John MacArthur, Jr., Kay Arthur, Joni Eareckson Tada, Janette Oke, Gary Smalley, Frank Peretti, and many more. From them you'll learn more than fifty tips to positive parenting -- tips you can incorporate in your own family today -- principles that will help ensure that you, too, do something right!

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