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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Gratitude Documented: A Bible Journaling Kit Review

Gratitude Documented is bit of a tradition in the Illustrated Faith community and this year will be my first time to join in! I would love to have you join me so comment below or shoot me a message through Instagram or Facebook (choose your favorite platform!) and I’ll add you to our group. This Bible Journaling […]

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How do you do the holidays?

There are just so many ways to do the holidays. We do them minimally in a lot of ways, and yet I always leave the season the feeling rich. Our families spoil our children that is plain and simple. From all sides our boys are loved. But we do work hard to keep things as simple […]

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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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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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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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