Christmas: Tree and Traditions

I am a traditions girl. I’ve always held fast to them, but I’m learning to hold them a little more loosely… Motherhood is a kind of thing in that you learn lessons you may have never wanted to learn,  but ultimately are so grateful to have learned. Being a parent I’ve learned to let loose […]

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Christmas Beginnings: Advent

This year our family is focusing on Advent. Resisting the commercialism of Christmas is so hard, but we are purposing as a family to focus on our faith and family, generosity and   giving of our time. I am trying this new book Come Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp. You have heard me […]

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Christmas is Coming…

I love the holidays! About this time of year I think about holiday preparations. Mostly at this point I am thinking about how I can ensure we have slow, meaningful, and fun holiday? I am hoping I can prepare in a way that helps us remember the reason for the season and soak up our time as a family. […]

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Preparing Practically For the Holidays

Taking a cue from a blogging friend of mine Callie over at Through Clouded Glass I decided to be really intentional and think through my holiday preparations before December began. So I sat down, with sone things that help me feel festive and got to it. (Don’t you just love that new blanket scarf? I do!) […]

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Traditions: Thriving in the Holidays Mini Series

The list is long when it comes to potential traditions you can have for the holiday season. The question really comes down to what can you just not give up and what is just “extra” or something you do because you feel “obligated.” Again I find myself wanting to define my holiday season before it […]

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2013 Christmas Card

 As promised here is our Christmas 2013 Update with a few more details for those that want them. 🙂  I will start with what the back of our 2013 Christmas Card read… “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 […]

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Outrageous Christmas

I love that our church is doing something all it’s own this year. And really trying to embrace the idea of living outrageously like Jesus did. We just finished a series called “Jesus breaks the rules.” It is so true and I was so inspired. As a part of Outrageous Christmas our church is trying […]

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Family Nativity and Advent

So you might think I’m crazy since I already shared our family advent calendar with you a couple of days ago. But here’s the deal. Our mom’s group had an advent making craft night and I helped some ladies pick and cut out a felt nativity. It was SO cute – we ordered our craft […]

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Advent

Advent is a season of preparation and a tradition that I am prioritizing. See my post about “Prioritize, do what you love, and toss the rest” which is a part of my current mini series “Thriving in the Holidays.”  I did some advent traditions as a child, and my husband’s family did a traditional advent […]

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