Category Archives: Holidays

Christmas Books

I didn’t set out with the intention of creating another tradition. I was just doing what the teacher inside of me always does. I pull thematic books to match the season or holiday and put them into a basket in … Continue reading

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Advent Readings for Kids

If you are looking for a way to engage your kids this Christmas season, Arnold Ytreeide’s books are amazing. Your kids will hear the Christmas story from a child’s perspective filled with awe and adventure. Our family has been reading … Continue reading

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2016 in Pictures, Part 1

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2016 was quite a year. We hit the ground, running fast and furious, and didn’t slow down until the end of December. Lots of good, a bit of bad, victories, and defeats. A year filled with opportunities to grow and … Continue reading

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First Christmas

Everyone always looks forward to the first Christmas with each child. The experiences, the pictures, the memories. I remember those special moments when our older 4 were babies and when Hanissa came home from Ethiopia. They were all amazed at … Continue reading

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Something New

For years, we’ve tossed around the idea of publishing some of our writing. Well, thanks to the know-how of my amazing, techie guy, we did it. Straight from our home to yours, we invite you to take a daily journey … Continue reading

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Snowy Day

The snow started on Christmas Day. I had to get out in it, for just a bit. We all bundled up and headed out. A high of 19 today, but we braved the cold…for a whole hour! ☺ Seriously, snowballs … Continue reading

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O Come All Ye Faithful

It is easy to be faithful at Christmas time. The festive spirit, the hope of a baby in a manger. We all want to bow down and adore Him. It is much harder to come and be faithful as we … Continue reading

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Silent Night

Anticipation had been building, emotions were high, circumstances were overwhelming, but still God seemed to remain silent. Where was the Promised One? Did God know what was happening to His people? Was He watching? Did He care? At just the … Continue reading

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How Many Kings

It seems too good to be true. The God of the universe, Creator of all that is, Ruler of every nation, He loves you and me. And, not just with words. His love was demonstrated long before we even knew … Continue reading

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Coventry Carol

Often in our excitement and joy over Christmas we forget the pain and trouble that was also present. Roman occupation and control, corruption throughout the priesthood, a Jewish “king” who selfishly and cruelly ruled, poor sold into slavery, constant fear…this … Continue reading

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