About the Author

Lucretia is a wife, mom of three, and a TEDx and Q Ideas speaker (Charlotte, NC, 2017). As a former college professor, she designed the popular ‘beginners’ course and study guide, What LIES Between Us: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing. She is the creator and director of the Brownicity.com...

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
Find more at DaySpring.com
(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions


  1. What great advice, Lucretia! Wednesday began 5-10 days of quarantine for me with a positive Covid test. The busyness of the holidays came to a screeching halt. Between the coughing & naps I’ve been able to exchange texts with friends & family asking what is your biggest concern? Greatest anticipated joy? Then respond with a texted prayer for God to meet their concerns & deepen their joys. The to-do list of my job keeps niggling but it’ll all be there when I am strong enough to work again. In the meantime I will “enjoy” the forced rest as a gift from my Father! Merry Christmas!

    • Hi Ruth!
      Thank you for this beautiful example of how to pause and reflect during the holiday season. Your words resonate deeply, encouraging me to find rest and embrace the true meaning of these precious moments. Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season!


  2. This message is great. My family hopes to gather for Christmas celebration tonight and I would like to share this with them. Since COVID we haven’t been the same. Maybe this will help with our ability to share more time together like we used to going forward into 2024. Thanks!

  3. The word I chose for 2023 was connection, so this article was a great read to wrap up my year of seeking to form deeper bonds with God and my family and friends.

  4. “Let our gatherings be infused with the love of Christ, creating an atmosphere where His message is richly reflected in our interactions.” Amen \0/
    Thank you Lucretia. Merry Christmas to you and those you hold dear

  5. Lucretia,

    Three songs deepen the true significance of Christmas for me Matthew West’s “Leaving Heaven”, Go Fish’s “It’s called Christmas with a Capital C” and “It’s about the Cross”. Listening to the words helps my mind truly understand what Christmas is all about. It isn’t just about getting gifts, etc. It’s about Jesus leaving Heaven to come down here to die for our sins.

    My ex-pastor, retired, & his wife have a tradition Christmas Friendship. They invite people over who would otherwise be alone. It is a pot luck with everyone bringing a dish or two to share. We have fellowship & a good meal. Everyone gets to take some food home.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Hi Beth!
      Thank you for reading and appreciating my ‘check-in.’
      I am grateful for your ex-Pastor’s heart. He is a sincere shepherd.

      Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season!