May your Christmas dinners, your quiet nights of gift wrapping or baking, and your Christmas Eve be full of worship. Perhaps you need a playlist to prepare Him room this Christmas Eve? I’m sharing twenty songs that focus our hearts on Emmanuel. May we know, in all things, that our God is with us. Christmas […]
Headlights shine like lanterns in the night as the tires glide into parking spots, leading us and inviting us in. Children hold the hands of mothers and grandmothers as they enter the expectant sanctuary. Friends introduce distant aunts and second cousins to the familiar church family as they slide quietly into the pew. It seems […]
While many of our Christmas traditions have been passed down by my parents and grandparents, one of my very favorites is a tradition that began in my adulthood with my own children. The Jesse Tree tradition has had such a sweet impact on the culture of our family. In a previous post, I wrote about […]
These weeks leading up to Christmas are all about preparing our hearts. Preparing our hearts for more of Him–this is Advent. Advent means “coming.” It is about looking back at His first coming, His birth in Bethlehem and looking forward to His second coming with great anticipation! The Messiah has come. He is Emmanuel, God […]
An Advent Devotional for families longing to know the heart of God more deeply.