Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

My son said….

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Last week I asked my son what he wanted for Christmas. He floored me with his answer.  I silently thought David and I did something right with this kid.  (more…)

Our Christmas Cross

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Christmas is not just about a baby in a manger…. it is also about the cross. Often people only want to focus only on the birth of Christ and not his death. (more…)

My Favorite Christmas Song

Monday, December 10th, 2012

For the past several years my favorite Christmas song has been, “A Strange Way to Save the World.”  Through the years many groups have recorded this song but one of my favorite renditions is by the teen band JUMP5, followed very closely by the recording done by 4Him. (more…)

Finding Joy

Friday, December 7th, 2012

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11

As humans it is so easy to find joy in many material things, especially during the holiday season. (more…)

The Perfect Tree

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!~ Charles N. Barnard

In our kitchen we have a little Christmas Tree. This tree is adorned with all of the ornaments our children have made over the years. (more…)

Christmas Traditions- A new one

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

In our home we have a lot of Christmas traditions. For example the first Christmas decoration to be displayed is our Christmas Nativity, and we tell the story of the birth of Jesus as it is unwrapped and set up. We bake Christmas cookies together and go to Christmas Eve Service just to name a few. (more…)

Our Christmas Nativity Tradition

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” ~ Luke 2:12

Each Christmas season the very first Christmas decoration to be displayed is our Nativity set. When Caleb was 5 he dropped one of the kings and his hand broke off. (more…)

Memories from Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Recently I was reflecting on Christmases I had as a child. I was trying to remember the gifts that I had received during my childhood. I thought long and hard and I could only remember a handful of gifts. These gifts were not really special or significant in any way they are just somehow stuck in my memory. I remember getting a Moppet’s secret dollhouse, an AM/FM portable radio, and a monopoly game. I could not remember any other gifts I had received as a young girl. I remember a few items I received as a teen; my first pair of gold earrings, a black jewelry box, and a set of Alice Walker books. I know I received many more gifts. (more…)

There is no Santa

Monday, December 12th, 2011

I know that this is not a popular stance but in my house we do not encourage the belief in Santa. David and I decided many years ago that we would not encourage our children to believe in Santa. Instead we tell our children that Santa is an example of how we should give to others while expecting nothing in return. We also teach our children the story of Saint Nicholas and how his life became the background for modern day Santa stories. We also do not encourage belief in the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, or Cupid. (more…)

The Halls are Decked

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I love decorating my home for the holidays. Over the years I have accumulated enough decorations to decorate all of our main living areas. I like the tradition of having the same items year after year. I hope when my kids are older they will remember fondly Christmas time at our home. (more…)