We just celebrated another anniversary. It has been 11 years of growth, sacrifice, joy, laughter, selflessness, gratefulness, fun, excitement, adventure, disappointment, forgiveness, hope, unconditional love, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am so grateful for all of God’s … Continue reading →
What is God’s calling for my life? This is something I have been seeking for some time now. As I get older and closer to God, this question becomes even more of a priority in my life. I’ve been doing … Continue reading →
I’m a planner. Not because, I’m this super-organized person, but I like to be in control. Coming from an unstable childhood, growing up in my adult life, I wanted to be in control of my future. No surprises. With that, … Continue reading →
Over the course of the holiday season, God kept giving me a word to meditate on… hope. It’s a word that applies to all areas of my life. What is hope? What does it mean to you? I looked it … Continue reading →
It seems like the older I get, the faster the time flies during the holiday season. Does anyone else feel this way? Lately I have been pondering over how I just want the time to slow down so I can … Continue reading →
Growing up with my dad, one of the first things he taught me how to cook was french toast. I felt so grown-up cooking by myself at ten years old. My father was an amazing cook. He had such a … Continue reading →
It is bitter-sweet that Christmas has come and gone this year. We have been traveling and spending quality time with close friends and family. What a blessing this has been for us. Bonding and building healthy memories with your loved … Continue reading →
Today is the day our family celebrates the Resurrection of Christ! We are so grateful for the love, mercy, divine grace and intervention God graciously extends to our lives. My prayer for you today is that you may experience the love and joy of Christ. Rejoice, knowing that He is risen!!!
These are the words Luke quoted in the book of Acts. This year my husband and I are being intentional in teaching our son the true meaning of Christmas. So often, our world takes “Christ” out of Christmas. Christmas is about celebrating and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ. While we love to shower our son with gifts, watch his eyes light up when we pick out our tree, and decorate the house with colorful and festive decorations; we want him to learn that it is better to give than to receive. We want to teach him the history of Christ.
So with that said, we are planning things we can do for others during this Christmas season. We are following the Advent calendar our church gave us to do family activities together. You can check out our church at www.gochristfellowship.com. This calendar helps us focus on the story of Christ and giving.
Another thing we are doing is called R.A.C.K. It is Random Acts of Christmas Kindness. My friend Karen kept posting her family’s acts of kindness throughout December and it really inspired me to do this with our son. I will share those moments with you in my blog! So watch for them here…
What kind of Christmas traditions and giving ideas do you do with your family? I would love to hear about them and share them with others!
I pray that you have a blessed and joyous Christmas season. I am so thankful for you and looking forward to a new healthy and inspirational year!
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Would you like to be thankful for less stress and more memories this year?
I can hardly believe the holidays are here. I didn’t even get to the fall decorations in our home! Next week we will be pulling out the Christmas decorations and planning when to get our Christmas tree!
As I am sitting here writing you, my son is sitting next to me playing with his legos and humming Jingle Bells. I am so thankful for such a wonderful and loving son and husband. They bring such joy to my life.
I encourage you as wives, mothers, sisters, and friends, to take time in your hectic schedule to truly enjoy this time of year. Focus on what you are truly thankful for. It’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of holiday shopping, cooking, and preparations as we strive to make it just perfect for our loved ones.
This year I am being intentional in truly enjoying the holidays and thankful for all that God has done for my family. I challenge you to do the same 🙂
Don’t fret if you don’t make all of those Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. Let go of your mommy O.C.D. 🙂 Instead, be thankful for the extra time you can spend with your children or spouse! Let your family help you prepare for your big feast. Even if everything doesn’t look picture perfect, you have made wonderful memories with your family to remember. I find that when I am not stressed out by the details, my son seems to enjoy our time together even more. That my friend, is priceless.
So this year I am making more memories and less cookies, unless Malachi or my husband want to bake some goodies with me 🙂 So what are you thankful for this year? I would love to hear your thoughts!
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 107:1