My mom is the epitome of joy. She taught us to live joyfully. It was all we knew of childhood. A relationship with Jesus, a heart full of gratitude, a spirit of contentment, and happiness in the little things–it was the way of life. I never knew my mom was fascilitaing anything other than the ordinary. […]
Happy November, sweet friends. I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating. November is truly my favorite month. The focus on gratitude mixed with the anticipation of the Christmas season deeply fills my heart with peace and joy. When the first Christmas carols began on the radio about a week ago, I prayed aloud, “Thank […]
Seven minivans roll through the streets of our town and I can’t help but think to myself that something bigger is happening in this moment. This is something more meaningful than my love of Christmas music. This is bigger than my affinity for seasonal nostalgia, as real as that may be. What I believe, deep […]
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 […]
An Advent Devotional for families longing to know the heart of God more deeply.