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understanding oil and propane pricing options

Heating Oil & Propane Pricing Options: Your Guide to Getting the Best Deal

Welcome to More Than Four Walls, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Heating costs are continually on the rise. Extreme cold and rising prices make energy costs a real budget buster. There are things you can do to help control your annual heating costs like keeping your equipment tuned up, […]

Why we do a tree but no Santa

Why We Have A Tree But Don’t Do Santa

The Christmas Tree A subject that brings a dear friend of my to tears and makes the rest of our ‘lil Bible study group wonder. Is a Christmas tree part of a Pagan ritual, forbidden in the Bible? Is there scripture that indicates cutting down a tree is a sinful act? Hang tight, I’m about […]

teaching charity to children

Teaching Children to Let Go of Things

It seems no matter how closely we keep an eye on the stuff we have the piles of crayons and books, toys and stuffies the piles seem to get bigger and bigger as the months pass. Birthdays and Christmas exaggerate the quantities of things (as do well-meaning Grandparents). The easiest, at least in the onset, […]

moms night out & a giveaway

Mom’s Night Out Review

This is a sponsored post. I received a free copy of Mom’s Night Out from Family Christian in exchange for this review. A few months ago I got to see Moms’ Night Out during a Ladies Night at our church. Long before I got a review copy the movie impacted me during a time when I […]

never let the words go unspoken

The Unspoken

As she labored to breathe with friends and family around her she quietly whispered, “Lee,” and began to tear up. I can’t imagine being told I had hours or days to live. The sheer shock of that news must be gut wrenching. As I stood there watching my husband’s aunt, who always had a smile on […]

Frugal Family Christmas

A Frugal Family Christmas

Christmastime can put huge stresses on family, both emotional and financial. Are you pressured to have a tablescape worthy of a magazine, floors so clean you can eat off of, and a tree overflowing with gifts? Our family has decided to take a different approach to Christmas, especially as my family has grown. We focus […]