Archive - December - 2015


“Peace on earth, good will toward men,” (Luke 2:14).  Most of us can quote that verse, having heard it every single year since we were seven and memorized it for the church Christmas pageant. But what exactly does that statement mean?  Is it just another ho-hum-version of “have a nice day”?  Yawn.  Or, is it Read more


Home for the Holidaysfeatured

  Seeing family and friends over the weeks of the Christmas season is a source of great joy for me.  Yes, it can also bring added tension and stress.  People can be messy: and I don’t just mean domestically. But if you’ve ever had to spend one of the “big” holidays alone, you probably never Read more


Got Milk?featured

  As a child, I remember the pink frosted elephant cookies we used to leave for you-know-who. They came in a wax paper covered box that still speaks to me of all things Christmas Eve. My kiddos were informed that he-who-must-be-fed-in-the-middle-of-Christmas-Eve-night preferred wedding cookies washed down with eggnog. Yum! After all, stocking stuffing needs its Read more


Christmas Ornament DIYfeatured

When my kids were little I made silver paper scrolls curled with pencils and hand wrote my favorite Christmas scriptures out on them.  Then after a few years, I changed the color and theme of my Christmas tree, leaving these scrolls off. My oldest came to me offended that I had taken away one of Read more