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 […]
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 […]
An Advent calendar doesn’t require fancy paper or a pretty system. You can jot a plan on notebook paper or scribble it down on the back of an envelope. Living a joyful life doesn’t require much money. It requires a heart willing to live this one life! There’s room at the table for those […]
Five wholesome Christmas movies for the whole family!
Advent. My absolute favorite time of year. This is the time, the four weeks before Christmas, that we focus our hearts on Jesus and plan for the celebration of His birth. It is here! Joy to the World! The Lord is come! Let Earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room! And […]