Fall is officially here and we love all the changes that the season brings. One of the festivities the season brings is Halloween. This is an unofficial holiday that our culture has unfortunately taken and used to celebrate the dark and evil. While we don’t want this discussion to focus on that part of the season, we do want to acknowledge that it exists and that as moms we are raising our children amidst this culture.
On this episode we featured our good friend Kristin McCrary, who was actually the very first guest we had on Mom·ing--Episode 2! Kristin is homeschooling a boy and a girl, has been married for 18 years, she’s an art teacher, and she's a self proclaimed holiday-lover!
Kristin shared with us how putting Halloween in a box and telling our kids to not touch it or that it doesn't exist can actually prompt them to want it more. It is important that we have open and honest discussions with our kids about Halloween, what it can be used for, but also how we can redeem it and use it to share the light and love of Christ with those around us.
Fall is a beautiful season of change that God created for us to enjoy and there are many ways to do celebrate it with our families. Some of the ways Kristin chooses to do this with her family are carving pumpkins, reading The Pumpkin Patch Parable, throwing a neighborhood Fall party, or volunteering at your church's harvest festival. You can also leave treats and a Bible verse on your neighbor's doorsteps.
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the Fall and all that God has made for us to enjoy. Do you have traditions or treats to share with us? Let us know in the comment section below!
Rachel and Stacy