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Happy Halloween loved ones. I am putting this post under the advice section because that is what this is. As someone who has raised four kids, I have made my fair share of mistakes. I hope some of your younger parents will consider this. 

For those of you who do not celebrate Halloween, I did not either for many years. Although, as a child myself, it was always one of my favorite holidays. I did not want my children to celebrate Satan’s day. It wasn’t until the Holy Spirit gave me a Litmus test to evaluate whether something would be pleasing to God or not. First, does it harm anyone? No. The second test is, does it make someone happy? Yes. Finally, does it promote relationships? Yes. The moral of the story is, don’t get caught up in the dogma of religion. Take every opportunity to celebrate. If you have a chance to spread joy, do so whenever possible. (this is a part of the Love Oath, for those who have taken it. If you haven’t, you can find it here.)

Now, to those who celebrate Halloween but feel the need to spend lots of money on elaborate costumes for children. Let me tell you. There is nothing like making your costumes with your children from things around the house. Watching their imaginations run wild as they think of the small details of their costumes that make it authentically them. The time spent helping them put it all together is priceless. 

Today all of my children are grown. But I am so excited about my grandchildren coming over to celebrate Halloween. 

P.S. Yes, I do self-indulge in the candy and frightening kids who come to my door. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaa (laughing in an ominous tone)

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