Raise your hand if you can't believe that 2022 is almost over. As we get ready to ring in the New Year together, we inevitably think of two things: What happened to us this year, and What we wan't to happen next year. The changes we make often become New Year's Resolutions, but those resolutions... Continue Reading →
Are We too Full?
While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 AMP The World Descended In those... Continue Reading →
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear? is actually one of the Christmas carols that inspired my first Blogmas post this year. I wrote a little bit about this carol in The Call of Christmas Carols. Today I'm breaking it down further, offering my thoughts on the context of the song and how it applies personally... Continue Reading →
Revealing Santa Claus.
What do you do when your child asks if Santa Claus is real? It can become quite a conundrum depending on how you've approached the tale of Santa over the years. This post is one I wrote back in 2020 for my first Blogmas and I wanted to share it again because Santa is pretty... Continue Reading →
Christmas Traditions Around the World.
We talk a lot about family traditions around this time of year, but what about cultural traditions? Though Christmas is a holiday all around the world, it isn't a cookie-cutter celebration. The way Christmas is celebrated, or not celebrated, is different between countries. While a lot of the basics are there, every country seems to... Continue Reading →
My Favorite Christmas Treats
Who doesn't love all the goodies that appear around Christmas time? Treats that don't appear at any other time of the year. Whether it's Eggnog, Candy Canes, or something Homemade that is only made in this season, I think we all have our favorites. Today I'm sharing some of mine. Some of my favorites are... Continue Reading →
Decorating with Leftovers.
Everybody knows the saying, Waste not, want not. (Does anyone else hear that in Anjelica Huston's voice?) Like just about everything else, this saying also applies to Christmas decorating. Today we're talking about using leftovers to decorate, and no I don't mean the food variety. I have a few ideas how to incorporate everything from... Continue Reading →
Christmas Gift Guide
I love giving gifts. I'd say it's one of my love languages. However, it's not always easy knowing what to get for people and I often have a hard time trying to figure out what I want. With Christmas just a few weeks away, the deadline for buying gifts is looming. Trust me. I know.... Continue Reading →
5 Fun Christmas Experiences for the Family
Christmas is supposed to be a time for family, but between the hustle and bustle of the season, it sometimes feels like intimate family time gets lost. If you're looking for a way to spend time together as a family, I have a few ideas for you. I've included some ideas that don't cost anything... Continue Reading →
The Call of Christmas Carols
They're here. Christmas music. I'm pretty sure when the clock struck twelve on November twenty-eighth, every other song was erased from the radio stations and replaced with Christmas songs. For the next four weeks it'll be the same songs sung over and over and over, in many different ways. For many that sounds like torture.... Continue Reading →