After the excesses of the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year's-holiday-season it's easy to think about all the ways in which I want to cut back in the coming year. Definitely less desserts (so I can in turn shed a few extra pounds). I want to purge my closet and make a minimal wardrobe. I should complain at my children … Continue reading New Year, Same Me
Wishing you and your family and friends a merry Christmas! Praying that you find time to be with people you love over these next few days to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Our plans for Christmas eve include listening to lots of music (currently, the good ol' Statler Brothers), doing some baking, sewing baby blankets … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Since having children, I've definitely thought a lot more about the meaning of holiday celebrations. How do I convey to these sweet little minds the joy of what Easter means? Without so much chocolate perhaps. What lessons are they learning in how we choose to celebrate birthdays, national holidays, and religious occasions? More to the … Continue reading Christ in Christmas
A guest post by Gwen Lantz!! Gwen attends Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, and we're so happy she's sharing with us in this way! I recently pulled out and stacked together our rather large pre-lit Christmas tree. It soon became apparent that the down side to a pre-lit tree is when the lights don’t work. I think … Continue reading Advent: Half-Lit
At our church this advent season we are exploring the theme: What Are You Waiting For? First, we ask this question of God. We pray and it feels like we're coming up against some kind of roadblock. We get tired of waiting for an answer, and it feels as though time has come to a … Continue reading Advent: What are you waiting for?
Have you ever read a recipe review that claimed, "My husband (kids/friends/etc.) used to hate "food X" but now he (they) wants me to make it every night and eats the whole dish every time!" Okay, that's a bit of an exxageration, exageration, exaggeration (apparently vacuum isn't my only spelling nemesis). But seriously, these kinds … Continue reading Cranberry Apple Pie