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Happy Christmas, Darling

There are few videos that explain the Christmas story better than this one. Happy Christmas, Darling. read more


Unexpected Blessings

Eight years ago I lost my mom to lung cancer. I was unprepared for how difficult the first Christmas would be. My mom celebrated Christmas to the extreme. It was just her “time of the year.” read more


5 Tips for a Calmer Christmas

I was unprepared for the first Christmas after my oldest was born. I was so excited to share the magic with my child. And then reality hit. As a new stay-at-home mom with a new addition to the family, our finances were being strained in new and uncomfortable ways. read more


Gathering to Remember

In our small community, we gather together in the Advent season. We collect prayers and praises, needs and wants, hopes and sorrows, and write them on ornamental wreaths that we hang on the huge evergreen tree in the center of town. The prayers are nearly unanimously for children. read more


Let the Season Inspire Giving

I looked at my husband with a glimmer in my eye. I looked at him with a sly grin, leaned forward, and whispered in his ear. As we headed toward the car, I looked back for a brief moment. I couldn’t stand to miss it, the moment of recognition. read more