I finished wrapping gifts at 3 am that Christmas morning. image credit:Gerard Gellinger at Pixabay I looked around somewhat in disgust as I realized that I had gone overboard once again... really overboard. There were gifts everywhere. And we only have two little ones. There has to be a better way to celebrate Christmas without … Continue reading Celebrating Jesus at Christmas
Christmastime with littles can be so exciting. It's so much fun to watch them opening gifts with glee. We want to do so much and it's easy to spend too much and buy too many gifts. Yes, sometimes, we go a little overboard with it. That is why we must be careful about the traditions that we are setting into place.
Christmas is fast approaching and if we blink our eyes we will find ourselves enjoying Christmas Day. But all our plans to include Jesus in Christmas will have been thrown out with the wrappings. The way to have success is to plan ahead. My family always razzed at me because I was planning the next … Continue reading The Joy Of Including Jesus In Christmas
I am basking in sheer joy, remembering all the fun of scaring my brother Jason. How do I even convey the merriment that resulted from all the planning and plotting? The quiet moments I patiently waited in his closet or under his bed. The restraint I mustard to crawl slowly into his room to scare … Continue reading The Joy of Scaring My Brother
Surrogacy is something most of us haven't really thought much about unless you are struggling with infertility. Today, I am interviewing a surrogate mother.
It's time to send our children off to school. And we all know that going to school can be pretty stressful;
Adoption made me a momma, so my legacy was changed. And, of course, my kids’ legacy was changed when we brought them into our family and received paperwork that said they officially belonged to us.
Adoption makes it possible for every child to have a different legacy.
How Does Grafting Relate to the Family of God? Most of my adult life, I have ministered to children. I love to creatively find ways to get the children to interact with older adults in our church. So when I saw a chance to have a local farmer from our congregation come share with the … Continue reading Grafted Into God’s Family and Producing Fruit
Luke 10:41-42 The Message (MSG) 41-42 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” How Do We Keep Christ in Christmas? In our anticipation of Christmas, we often … Continue reading How to Keep Christ in Christmas