Is your heart prepared? "Live by the Spirit . . . The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:16,22-23 It seems that once we have finished with Thanksgiving, we are suddenly barreling headlong toward Christmas. At times it can feel like we're on a runaway … Continue reading Prepare for The Coming of the Lord
I like to watch Food Network as time allows, but mostly I listen to Food Network as I hover around the house. All the holiday food shows and competitions making Christmas baked goods, candy and confections piqued my interest. So, to my recipe drawer, I went. I know you probably have a recipe box, drawer, … Continue reading Christmas Baked Goods, Candy, and Confections: Part 1
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
As we approach the final days to Christmas, Mandy and I would like to share with you some of our favorite childhood memories of Christmas. We hope that you will enjoy and be blessed by our memories. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! My First Childhood Memory of Christmas: … Continue reading Sharing a Few Christmas Memories
Fruitcake I love fruitcake! But I am betting you don't. Well, today is the day dear reader. I am going to change your mind about fruitcake. Before you exit out of this blog article, just give me a chance to win you over. We all have our stories to share about the dreaded fruitcake. … Continue reading The Fruitcake
Have you Had Your Fill of Christmas Movies? I've been feverishly watching Christmas movies this month. And yet, I didn't watch a single new Christmas movie. Unless you count watching Die Hard with Bruce Willis a Christmas movie. I did sit down and watch that with my son this year. And you're right; it has nothing to do … Continue reading 8 Christmas Movies You May Have Missed
Why Does He? "When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers--the moon and the stars You have set in place--what are mortals that You should think of us, mere humans that You care for us? You made us only a little lower than the angels, ... You put us … Continue reading What is Man That You Should Think of Us?
the most wonderful time of the year Photo Credit Free-Photos Christmas memories are probably some of the most vivid memories I have. There is something about being a kid that just engages all the senses and ingrains them deep in your mind and soul. My favorite memories all have to do with the "community" of Christmas. … Continue reading Christmas Memories
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." -Proverbs 1:7 What is the Biggest Issue in our Society Today? I believe that the biggest problem plaguing our society today is that few people heed this very true proverb. Entitlement, selfishness, rebellion, and staying on an "even keel" … Continue reading What to Pray for this Christmas