Living Christmas Every Day

Two years ago my family started a new family tradition: Elf on the Shelf. We did not buy the “official” elf but instead used an elf ornament that we already had. Here’s how it works: each night I hide the elf somewhere around the house. In the morning the kids try to find it. Sometimes...

Intentional Presence

This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent. Each Sunday we will study a title that was given to Jesus. This coming Sunday’s title is Emmanuel. “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” -Matthew 1:23 To...

The Countdown

This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday in Advent. As I write this, there are 23 days left until Christmas. Sorry, I didn’t state that correctly. THERE ARE 23 DAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!! The excitement in my home is very high with two school-aged kids counting down the days. They are looking forward to opening presents,...

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