Resources by Dixie Walker

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Grasping the Promises of Christmas


Despite what some people say, promises are not meant to be broken. In fact, we look to God for all truth, and He is one to always keeps His promises! What a comfort this is in a world that’s otherwise unstable in its guarantees. One example of God’s promises came to us in the form […]

Home[bound] For the Holidays?

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“Home for the Holidays” is one of the best Christmas songs ever recorded. I don’t know of many other lyrics that bring such a warm and cozy feeling straight to the heart—unless, of course, you’re not going home for the holidays. Ever been there? It was the winter of 1998. I was a fairly new […]

Does Thankfulness Really Matter?

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We’ve all heard the saying: “Have an attitude of gratitude!” But why bother? After all, some days we just don’t feel thankful! Besides that, can feeling grateful—or showing thankful actions toward others—cause any real beneficial impacts for anyone? A few years ago, I heard one man’s testimony that did just that! This man is like […]

How to Prepare for the End

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As little girls, we start thinking about our wedding day around the first time we hear the story of Cinderella. What should our dress look like? What colors should we would use? How will we would fix our hair and makeup? What types of flowers will we carry in our bouquet and have placed on […]

Teaching Kids the Importance of Forgiveness

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Are you familiar with the childhood game often referred to as “Got you last”?  The object of this game is to tag someone and then run away from them as fast as possible while yelling, “Got you last!”  The final person to be tagged is considered the loser until they tag someone else. This game […]

Staying Home for Fall Break?


I know, it seems like the kids just went back to school but it’s already time for Fall Break. So now, what are parents to do with a week full of time and children on their hands? Well, that may depend on the ages of your kids, but I’ve listed a few ideas below to help […]

Keeping Alive Those Who Have Passed

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It’s just another day on the calendar for most people, but for me July 31st will always be thought of as Daddy’s birthday!  Since experiencing the loss of my dad ten years ago, I’m realizing how the celebration of one’s life goes well beyond that person’s lifetime. It never just ends with their memorial service. […]

When the Child Becomes the Parent: A Look at Caregiving

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When you’re a child, you think of your parents as old—but not so old they cannot take care of themselves. This is why my four siblings and I never thought about this day coming when our sister, Celeste, the youngest of five children would become the caregiver of our mom who is now seventy-eight-years-old and extremely frail. […]

How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex

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It’s that question parents universally dread hearing from their child’s mouth, “Mommy, what’s sex?” From the back seat of my car this inquiry sounded loud and clear from my five-year-old son’s mouth. At the time, we were driving toward his school that morning when he decided it was the perfect time to get his question […]

How to Stay Connected While Working [Alone] from Home

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Think about this work situation: The commute is a mere thirty feet to your destination. You have your own private garage to park in. The dress code is of your choosing—yoga pants, t-shirts, or even a robe and house slippers! Also, you can take lunch breaks anytime, anywhere, and for any length of your choosing. Sound like […]