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Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath: First Sunday of Advent

We used the Advent wreath to focus our family on Jesus during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each candle represents a Biblical virtue that we could discuss that week, beginning on Sunday. Today is the first Sunday in Advent, so we would light the first candle of our advent wreath. . . the candle… 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

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year … time to have joy at Christmas. But is it possible? Today we celebrate Jesus’ birth. What more is there to give joy. But how do you have joy when you’re busy or overwhelmed … when life isn’t easy. Normally, I share family stories of… Continue Reading

Most Important Talk with Kids at Christmas

Most Important Talk with Kids at Christmas

What is the most important talk you can have with your kids at Christmas? I’ve received many answers that include some of these: true reason for the season giving not always asking how to be charitable and not selfish to be grateful for what we receive. These are all important ideas to share with your… Continue Reading

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? If you’re shopping online you can get a wreath here. If you’re shopping in stores, head over to your local craft store with the weekly coupon for 40-50% off. That… 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