Christmas does not end on December 26. The magic of Christmas, the miracle and mystery of Jesus can be celebrated every day, all year long. I know it sounds a little funny reading a Christmas post at the end of January. Many people have put Christmas behind them. The tree and lights are stored away;… Continue reading Magic: Remembering the Miracle of Christmas All Year
Do we really know Mary? Yes, she is the mother of the Messiah, but she is also called favored, and righteous. She sets the example of being a revolutionary, living full of God’s power, and being a world changer! “Mary, did you know…?” Picture me rolling my eyes. CAUTION: It’s possible that I’m about to… Continue reading Revolutionary: Expanding Our View of Mary, the Favored One
The pressure of the holidays can be suffocating. Remembering Jesus, our Savior, and resting in His presence allows us to overcome the lies and expectations. I can already feel the lies of the season… Do all the things. Be all the things. Give all the things. »Pressure« Why in the world does this happen during… Continue reading Pressure: Overcoming the Lies and Expectations of the Holidays
God sent His Son to warm our hearts. His warmth is all you need to have eternal life. This gift was given to all of us. Let God’s fire warm your life. I love a good fire on a crisp cool night. The light of the fire dancing as waves of heat move over cool… Continue reading Warmth: Allowing God’s Gift of Eternal Life to Burn in Our Soul
The time had come. It was time to tell our oldest child, who is 8 (and a half), that we had been lying to him for the past several years. It was time to tell him that who he knew as Santa, was all make-believe. This was not approached lightly. We sought advice from family… Continue reading Bye Bye Santa!
I was running around like a crazy lady. I had about 2 hours to get all my errands done while my hubby was home with the kiddos. And I said it. I admitted I was ready for the holidays to be over. So sad. I already have a humbug reputation because I don’t like Christmas… Continue reading Dashing Through the Holidays (and laughing all the way)!
“Santa, Santa! Do your reindeer really fly!!” This was coming from my 4 year old as he anxiously awaited to see Ol’ Saint Nick. “But how?” And, “How old are you?” This from my almost 8 year old. He has also written Santa a letter. Complete with the address of “The North Poll.” I am dreading… Continue reading Hope is a Beautiful Thing