I like rules. I like to follow the rules. I like when others follow the rules. It holds us accountable to our actions and keeps the peace. However, while I like rules, I can’t imagine what it must have been like for those in the Old Testament who were held accountable to all 613 Levitical … Continue reading Advent with a Twist: Bold Hope
Thanksgiving is a freeing holiday. We love having everyone together. No gifts. No expectations. Just family and food. So.Much.Food. Soon, it will officially be Christmas in our homes. Everything is decorated. Excitement is building. Gifts are getting wrapped. And holiday traditions, like Advent, are starting. If you grew up in church, or have ever attended … Continue reading Advent With a Twist – FREE Devotional Journal
Growing up, Christmas was the same every year. We would open presents at our house Christmas Eve and then get up early to travel to my grandparents' house Christmas morning. We have a big family - so our holidays were always loud and chaotic. The food was always the same, my grandmother's decorations were always … Continue reading Welcome to My Home: Managing Expectations
We’re entering a new stage of life with our kids. The twins are starting to leave some of their “little kid” ideas and ways of playing behind. They can handle responsibility and participate in our adult world more and more. Never was this more evident to me than the day we set up our Christmas … Continue reading Welcome to my home: A Christmas Experience
One of my favorite childhood memories is the smell of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls baking each Christmas morning. Growing up, Christmas Day was never spent relaxing at home. Nope! We would wake up well before the sun to open presents before heading out the door to go see grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. But … Continue reading Welcome to my Home: Mama and Me Christmas Dates.