Advent · Christmas · Faith · Life

Would I Have Really Known? {Thoughts on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’}

I close my eyes and in an instant I’m back in time. Back to that glider-rocker in the perfect shade of cream to tie the nursery together. Back to when I would sit and rock, absently rubbing my burgeoning belly and treasuring all the precious thoughts I had towards that sweet baby growing and wriggling… Continue reading Would I Have Really Known? {Thoughts on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’}

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The Ache and Joy of the Wait {Rain for Roots Review + GIVEAWAY!}

***Thanks to all who entered. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and I have contacted the winners via email. ***   Candles flicker in the low morning light, filling the air with their familiar spice and warmth. Coffee filled to the brim of my favorite-for-now mug scrounged from cupboards not mine is cradled in my hands… Continue reading The Ache and Joy of the Wait {Rain for Roots Review + GIVEAWAY!}

Advent · Christmas · Faith

When JOY Seems Lost

Lights twinkle white and rainbow in windows, on trees, stores and street lights, and one words seems to be on everyone’s lips. We sing songs about it, pose our kids with cardboard letters of it, and plaster smiles on our faces as we spread Christmas cheer near and far. JOY Yet, maybe it all feels… Continue reading When JOY Seems Lost

Advent · Christmas · Family · Giveaways

How to Make Christmas Truly Meaningful and FUN!

What comes to mind when you think of the Christmas season? Joy? Reflection? Family? Stress? Shopping? Pressure? Chaos? Is it over yet? For those of us in the western world, Christmas seems to bring quite the hodgepodge of emotions, and conjure a myriad of thoughts and expectations. Particularly in the Pintrest-Crazy Internet Land, it can… Continue reading How to Make Christmas Truly Meaningful and FUN!

Advent · Christmas · Manger Mondays

Manger Mondays: Advent Link Up Week 4 (on Tuesday)

I really can’t believe Christmas had already come and gone! We have really missed doing our Truth in the Tinsel activities the past couple of days! I won’t lie, it got a bit crazy there at the end. We combined a few days, and skipped one or two altogether, but it was truly a wonderful… Continue reading Manger Mondays: Advent Link Up Week 4 (on Tuesday)

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Manger Mondays: Advent Link Up Week 3

I can’t believe the third week is over already! Time is really flying; and life is really hectic!! Next week will be our final Manger Mondays Link Up, to wrap up our Advent celebrations and let you report on how your final week before Christmas went!  I didn’t think our Christmastime schedule was terribly busy,… Continue reading Manger Mondays: Advent Link Up Week 3