when your heart’s longing for a bit more Christmas

Though the clock's just ticked 52 minutes past Christmas -- Christmas isn't yet over for those lingering for just a bit more... Christmas --- that's His gift to us. Here we breath our relief, here we find our grace, here we find His heart beating with kindness, longing with love just for us, just to us. If you find yourself hurting … Continue reading when your heart’s longing for a bit more Christmas

how to teach kids the real meaning of Christmas

I tell them - Christmas isn't all about the gifts...  I know, how they glitter....how they catch the eye. It comes the same every year. Christmas --- and the anticipation of gifts: the giving, and the getting. Us all - young and old...all desiring for what glamorous Christmas promises. But apparently when the Saviour was born, there were … Continue reading how to teach kids the real meaning of Christmas

How to Stay Still When Your Sanity’s About to Burst

The kids started their morning with a squabble. One bickered and another curtly responded. Frustration...probably not the best way to start the day. I had decided to keep them at home that day. They complained of a little ill, and my mama heart was weary and in need of some respite. As if we could buy … Continue reading How to Stay Still When Your Sanity’s About to Burst

Christmas Character Cards

This post is to credit Ang for her great work in putting together an awesome set of character cards to use along her Blessing Buddies idea this Christmas. We have loved using these character discussion cards.They are great dinner conversation starters and a wonderful way to introduce virtues to the kids. Her free printable here helps pull our family's focus together, especially when we have … Continue reading Christmas Character Cards