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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Gift Giving :: Thriving in the Holidays Mini Series

You can read my introduction to the “Surviving… No… Thriving in the Holidays” mini series here. Today I want to examine the idea of gift giving (with the emphasis on giving gifts to our kids) and how you can thrive through a typically financially stressful season. Not giving gifts is not fun. Be honest. We […]

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