Many of us are facing an unusually quiet Christmas this year, with many (if not all) social events and travel plans canceled or postponed. For us, the Christmas holidays look like they’re shaping up to be a cozy at-home time. Instead of thinking about all we’re missing out on this year, I want to make… Continue reading Cozy-At-Home Christmas Inspiration
The countdown to Christmas is on. It can be a fraught time, trying to navigate all the holiday expectations. My want-to-do list is practically limitless, although I only get a fraction of it done. There are Christmas cards and letters (preferably personal) to send, Christmas decor to put up inside and out, fun little DIYs,… Continue reading What Makes A Meaningful Christmas Celebration?
Is it possible? Can you really find “perfect” in the midst of chaos I wondered? I’d dreamed of relaxing Christmas holidays with plenty of time for reading books, playing with the kids, napping, you know just generally being unhurried and nothing to do. I don’t know about you but the last time that happened for… Continue reading Recognizing Perfect Amid Chaos
We’re on a fast countdown to Christmas and if you, like me, have just begun gift shopping and are beginning to realize that Christmas cards and fancy baked goods are simply not materializing for you this year, you’ll love these encouragements as much as I do. Christmas has long been a struggle for me. I… Continue reading Courage for the Mom Overwhelmed By Christmas Preparations
1. Jesus is the reason for the season. “Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.” – Neal A. Maxwell. I decide if there’s room for Him in the kitchen when the gravy boils over, at the sewing machine, at the mall waiting in lineups, during a strained dinnertime… Continue reading Ten Important Things To Remember at Christmas (Especially If You’re Stressed)
Christmas letters are extremely amazing works of art, if you stop to think about it. It’s difficult to nail down what exactly is going to appeal to a large group of readers. The stakes are especially high when the audience is made up of people you genuinely care about and don’t want to risk offending… Continue reading The Christmas Letter: A Work of Art
1. Jesus and the Christmas story 2. My amazing hubby 3. My precious daughter 4. My sweet son 5. Sunsets 6. Fresh snow 7. Cozy winter evenings 8. Beautiful Christmas songs like Away In a Manger, Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful 9. Peace… in my heart, in my home, in my family,… Continue reading 100 Christmas Thanks