Advent Week 4 and The Jesse Tree Day 22-29 with Christmas Cookies

It’s hard to believe Christmas is this week! All of the preparations, prayers, and expectations culminating this week. The fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE.Jesus demonstrated self-giving love in his ministry as the Good Shepherd. Advent is a time for kindness, thinking of others, and sharing with others. It is a…

Week 3 Advent and Jesse Tree Day 15-21

The advent season is full of preparation and waiting expectantly for the birth of our Savior. We know the joy of Jesus is the hope, and peace for us all at Christmas. Today we light the pink candle to mark the third week of advent. Gaudete Sunday means rejoice. ⭐️ Rejoice in the Lord always….

Christmas is Coming

Today is the first day of advent. My unofficial deadline by which I try to be through with my Christmas chores so I can observe advent in preparation for Christmas. This year,  we are in a new state, house, and church, mixing our old traditions with our new ones. The decorating inside is complete and…

December 26th

December 26th is a day rest after the weeks of excitement, anticipation, and celebrating. We enjoy watching Shelton and Bailey play with their new toys while cooking a pot of white bean chili. It’s actually the first day in weeks with nothing on our schedule. Even as hard as I try not to over book,…

This Christmas Season

The Christmas season is here! Old traditions and new traditions all rolled in together to Celebrate the Birthday of Jesus Christ! We decorate our homes, dress in our finest, buy gifts, and bake delicious treats for Christmas. We are kinder, more generous, more scheduled, and tired. I love the second verse of O Come O…