I sat down to work on our yearly Christmas e-mail this past Wednesday. Three hours later I was still typing and formatting. I got done and was completely overwhelmed and undone. December has already been so full. Just. So. Full. Of. Goodness. Sunday two weeks ago, we joined a Sunday School class that is discussing … [Read more…]
Having a whitespace (less stressed) Christmas sounded really good on a blog post, didn’t it? Ha-ha-ha. In reality, I’ve been very very busy. However, not too stressed, so, there’s that. I have said no to a lot of things: like decorating (beyond the Christmas tree and stockings) and baking (although there is a gluten-free cookie mix in the … [Read more…]
While this definitely wasn’t the most perfect, intentional, awe-worthy Christmas, we were oh so blessed the entire month long.
MERRY CHRISTMAS from my family to yours!! I hope that your day is so incredibly blessed with beauty and God’s love! So, I cannot claim genius for this idea, as I am totally stealing it from another blog, but if you are reading this could you leave a comment and “sign” this card? Sign a … [Read more…]
This is the seventh year that I am celebrating Christmas after NOT celebrating at all for four years. And this year, I celebrate the birth of Christ with all of my heart.
In case it wasn’t obvious, yesterday’s post was really difficult for me to write. I cried almost the whole time I was typing. But it was very pivotal… the determination to “choose joy” during this holiday season was cemented in my spirit with each tear that I shed. I published the post, got off the … [Read more…]
What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?