The Lord is my light and my salvation -

My husband travels for his job. A lot. When we first got married, we lived in the country on five wooded acres. For this growing-up-in-the-city girl, it was a big […]

Be gentle with yourself. Alia Joy  -

I grieve every Christmas. I miss my father the most this time of year. He passed away right before Thanksgiving four years ago. The grief always seemed so out of […]

Never-Ending Christmas -

“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in […]

God's presence is the present I need most. Renee Swope -

Sometimes I forget. All wrapped up in the Christmas-giving, I forget to unwrap the gift of Immanuel: God with me. In all the rush I forget my  need for God’s soul-calming hush. But I […]

Jesus Is..the Light, Joy & Hope -

This post originally ran during Christmas last year, but as we count down the short days until Christmas, we thought it was just the encouragement our hearts needed as we […]

Amber Haines -

It’s 5 days until Christmas, and we are knee-deep in the bustle, gathered up with the Haines family to wear Christmas pajamas, to eat until we want to die, and […]

The magic of Christmas -

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It was a simple question, and one I doubt he expected would cause me to burst into tears. I’ll admit it surprised me too. “Ang, what do you want for […]

It is in the unraveling of this world - (in)courage

As much as I love Christmas, I always keep it pretty simple. My goal is always to do as little as possible, while still keeping the ambience festive and joyful […]