Ode to Christmas and New Year’s hope

The stockings that were hung by the chimney with care Are somewhere in the laundry with the underwear. The tree that shimmered with ornaments and…


The ordinary becomes extraordinary at Christmas

There is one word that describes the night he came—ordinary. The sky was ordinary. An occasional gust stirred the leaves and chilled the air. The…


Making memories with your family this Christmas

I remember as a young woman hearing an older woman say, “Don’t wait for memories to happen. Your most important memories will be made.” She went on…


How to stress less this Christmas

I heard someone say once that as mamas, we are the keepers of all the things—especially all the appointments and schedules—from our kids, to our…


Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with the family we love.…


Why our family celebrates Advent

A friend said that her 6-year-old son came home from school and asked, “Does our family believe in Santa?” She knew it wasn’t wrong for her child to…


Celebrating Christ this Christmas

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year as we remember our Savior’s birth, reflect on memories of the past, enjoy our family and…


‘Tis the Season

Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so…


5 things to do now for a less stressful (and more meaningful!) holiday season

Sometimes things can get a little stressful around the holidays, don't you think?  I’ve found that a little prepping ahead of time can make room for…