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…

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…

Waiting with Anticipation

The First day of Advent is a journey of waiting expectantly for Jesusโ€™ birth and reflecting over the past year with hopes for the future. In hopes of truly enjoying the advent season I seek to have all of the decorating, shopping, busyness done by December first or at least by December third. Iโ€™ve carefully…