Historically speaking, tonight is a preparation or the anticipation of a major historic event for the Christian world. It is not about decor around the house, or the tree being lit, or even the gifts under the tree. It is about the Messiah, who had been promised to God’s covenant people. A promise given back … More Mary Did You Know?
I recently asked my children, “What is your favorite part of Christmas?” My daughter’s answer was so well written, I am sharing it with you here today. Christmas time is my favorite part of the year. I love the holly jolly feelings, the Christmas cookies, the holiday music, the gift wrapping, and celebrating Jesus’s birthday. … More My Favorite Christmas Tradition
The second week of Advent is joy! It is the Advent season and many of us are rushing around to finalize our gift purchases and wrapping them. I also don’t believe I am alone in finding myself caught up in the scurrying and flurrying motions, while I lose sight of why I am doing … More Advent: Joy
It’s Christmas-time again! We love Christmas in our home: the glitter, the red, the green, the candles, the New England Village, the smells, the cookies, and especially…THE SONGS! I am one of those folks who absolutely refuses to allow any Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. I want this time to remain magical and … More It’s Christmastime!
The Advent Season is hear! Or at least, the calendar says it’s here. We celebrate Advent in our home because the month of December (including Christmas) is a celebration of the coming of Christ. This year, I will attempt my blogging Advent Calendar and we shall see how many of the 25 days I get … More Advent 2016
This past Sunday was the first official start of Advent: hope. For years now, we have been celebrating Advent as a family to help us focus on the reason for the Christmas season: the birth of Jesus Christ. He wanted to start a new tradition in our home and with our children so that they … More Advent: Hope
Did you know that the birth of Jesus fulfills a promise made by God to His people? Way back in Genesis 3:15, God promises that the seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent. That seed was an intended savior who would redeem, once and for all, the children of God. It … More Come Thou Long Expected Jesus