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First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent

Today is the first Sunday in Advent. Did you light the 1st candle of your advent wreath today?  Do you even have an advent wreath? I could send you to an online source, but I’ll be straight-up honest. Just head over to your local craft store with the weekly coupon for 40-50% off. That will… Continue Reading

How to Stop Stress during the Holidays

How to Stop Stress during the Holidays

Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but it is so easy to be overwhelmed … with more stress and less joy. Exactly the opposite of what I want. I want to know how to stop stress during the holidays. And I think you feel it… Continue Reading

How to Avoid Christmas Stress this Year

How to Avoid Christmas Stress this Year

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a wild week. You name it, it’s gone wrong. In some ways it’s a comedy of errors. In other ways, I believe it’s the enemy trying to steal my peace. You may feel the same way trying to avoid Christmas stress right now. Since last weekend …. Continue Reading

Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Things to be Grateful For List – Leading into Advent

Advent begins next Sunday. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming Advent Season?  In our family, we read a special set of Scriptures throughout Advent, to refocus our attention on Christ during the holiday season.  Personally, I think it would be great to connect Thanksgiving to Advent & Christmas by using… Continue Reading

5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

NOTE: If you just signed up for a free resource, it’s on its way. For now, this FREE workshop is just for you! Christmas is right around the corner and I confess! I’ve been troubled to see what has become of Christmas these days…Yes, it’s true! Are you overwhelmed & stressed before Christmas?Is there just… Continue Reading

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

I grew up with happy Christmases. My kids grew up with happy Christmases. Many friends have happy Christmases. But recently, some holidays are not happy. Trials and suffering challenge my “happy Christmas”. What about you? For many, Advent and Christmas are difficult.  Some of us struggle through trials. We try hard to keep Christ the… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas in Times of Grief

As we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior, my family has mixed emotions. We cling to God because He is the only one seeing us through the difficulties of our lives. Death has surrounded us.  In November, our 24 year old niece died in a horse riding accident. She was riding her horse… Continue Reading

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

SAVE 50% 3 Day Christmas Sale thru Dec 11 Grab any or all of our individual Christmas ebooks for a 50% discount. Click on the book or title and you’ll be taken to the page where you can place your order. It’s so simple. And, using these resources will save you lots of time &… Continue Reading

7 Family Christmas Traditions

7 Family Christmas Traditions

We have several family Christmas traditions. I hope they encourage you to have your own family traditions.   Giving Gifts to Missionaries As a family, we chose one of our missionary families & contacted them to see what type of gift would be helpful to their kids. My kids sold pumpkin bread & chocolate chip… Continue Reading

Do You Want to Add Meaning to Your Christmas?

Do You Want to Add Meaning to Your Christmas?

Most of us want to pull away from the commercialism of the holidays and put more meaning into our family Christmas. That’s why I’m hosting a FREE Christmas workshop the Tuesday after Thanksgiving & I’d love for you to join me. It’s called 5 Clues to Putting Christ back into Christmas. You’ll need to register… Continue Reading