Recently, while taking a few minutes away from getting ready to celebrate Christmas, I decided to surf the channels on our television to see what was going on around me. If my daughters had been home, they would have made me stop, but I took advantage of their absence. I quickly stopped on a talk… Continue reading So Much to Learn. So Little Time.
The wonder of Christmas seems to be planted in the heart of every child. The level of excitement and joy a child possesses during the holiday season is unsurpassed. What is at the center of all this childhood enthusiasm? Two words come to mind: Santa. Claus. This jolly old man in a red suit, whose… Continue reading Santa Lives
Advent is here again. I love that over the years the Advent and Christmas traditions in our home have solidified to something normal and rhythmical. We don’t do any of them perfectly and oftentimes in the thick of night prayers or lighting the oh-so-tempting candles at the dinner table there is, of course, still arguing… Continue reading Dear Mom, Advent Is for YOU, too.
In a twinkle of an eye, and faster than Santa’s sleigh’s departure off my rooftop, Christmas Day will soon be here! December 25th is fast approaching and will be here even before we can recite all the names of Santa’s reindeer. Christmas brings with an enchantment that even Disney with all its “Magic” cannot hold… Continue reading Give! Receive! Rejoice!
I’ve noticed a trend lately. It’s probably been there for years, maybe even decades, but maybe I’ve just noticed it since entering motherhood myself, and perhaps I’ve become especially attuned since working at Elizabeth Ministry International. It’s the habit that our culture has of commenting on, asking about, and even passing judgement on people’s family… Continue reading Do You Realize What You’re Asking Me?
Lord Jesus, Our world is so troubled! Forgive us for neglecting you and your Father’s direction for us. You told us not to kill, not to commit adultery, not to do so many things, and our world flaunts your direction. Have mercy on us! You told us to Love One Another, and we neglect to… Continue reading Elizabeth Ministry Prayer Needs for December 2015
We are only one week away from the day that some look forward to, and some dread. It is the day when my mother packed up our white pants and shoes, to be put away until next summer in order to avoid a fashion faux pas. It is our last free and restful day before… Continue reading Rest: A Cure for Our Culture