12 Fun-Filled Days of Christmas ⋆ A Little R & R

But I have reserved a special activity for the 4 days leading up to Christmas
I took Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus from our nativity, plus a small mirror. I packed each in a separate gift bag. Each day we will open one bag and talk about that figure from the Christmas story – reserving the mirror for Christmas day. As the children look in the mirror, we will share with them that what they see is what Jesus wants for Christmas.

Get Yourself Organized For Christmas

GIVEAWAY: Get Yourself Organized For Christmas Gwen Smith. shares Kathi Lipp with us. Allow me to introduce you to my friend KATHI LIPP. She’s a west coast chick who shakes up the lives, hearts, and homes of women by bringing ORDER and ORGANIZATION to the party. Trust me, my girl Kathi can inspire and direct…

When Christmas Isn’t The Way You Want It

Mrs. Disciple : When Christmas Isn’t The Way You Want It When Christmas Isn’t the Way You Want It The concept of “leave and cleave” sounds lovely when you stand at the altar with your husband-to-be beside you. But when it comes to the holidays, it isn’t so lovely. The question of where and how…

Why I Don’t Get My Panties In A Bunch Over “Xmas”

Why I Don’t Get My Panties In A Bunch Over “Xmas”  http://aimeeimbeau.com/2016/12/04/why-i-dont-get-my-panties-in-a-bunch-over-xmas/ December 4, 2016 by Aimee Imbeau Last year, we had the infuriated red cup guy.  Remember him?  Wait, how could any of us forget.  This guy was stark, raving MAD that Starbucks had the audacity to not have Christmas symbols on their disposable red…

The Perfect Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Perfect Gift that Keeps on Giving Simply One In Marriage The Perfect Gift that Keeps on Giving As we move from November to December, we also move from Thanksgiving to Christmas. But that doesn’t mean we move away from giving thanks to God. Quite the opposite. When we focus on what Christmas is truly…

for all the forgetful, messy, broken people out there – an Advent promise

for all the forgetful, messy, broken people out there – an Advent promise for all the forgetful, messy, broken people out there – an Advent promise It was a busy afternoon. I was distracted and overwhelmed, as many of us are during the holidays. But I urgently needed to buy some laundry detergent — unless our family was…

If: Gathering. She Reads Truth. Advent

      Last week, our team gathered one morning before work to share what we are learning from the She Reads Truth Advent study, Christ Was Born For This. We will be doing this weekly and posting our reflection each Monday. It would be so easy to lose sight of what this season is…

Capturing Joy in the Little Things

  Capturing Joy in the Little Things By Simply One In Marriage Posted by Sabra Penley Capturing Joy in the Little Things “Good things come in small packages,” as the saying goes. And sometimes the smallest things can bring great joy! Finding a little package, beautifully wrapped, under the tree with your name on it…

Advent: Enlarged in the Waiting, Christian Parenting and Family

The paradoxical work of waiting. The prophets and psalmists can help us. Old Elizabeth and Zechariah can help us. Their son John can help us. Young, expectant Mary can help us. We can enter their stories, listen to their words and pray their prayers over these weeks. By so doing, we deepen our longing and heighten our hope for God’s coming. By so doing, we become more attuned to the joyous wonder of Christ’s incarnation and better prepared for the fierce glory of his return. By so doing, year after year, we will be changed as Word becomes flesh in us.

Day 6 | Advent Calendar By Solveig Werner

 From Sarah: I am so sorry I didn’t get this out on December 6Th Day 6 | Advent Calendar My First Taste of Christmas at McDonald’s in Geneva by Dr Gulara Vincent My First Taste of Christmas at McDonald’s in Geneva by Dr Gulara Vincent | Day 6 | Advent Calendar 2016 ‘Let’s go to Geneva…

Spread A Little Christmas Kindness This Year -Worshipful Living

A Little Christmas Kindness Kindness goes a long way -, especially at Christmas time! It seems like there are tons of people who are down. They might have family that is far away from them at the holidays, recently lost a loved one, or it has just been a hard year. No matter what the…