Everyone does their Christmas gatherings different for a number of reasons. It has changed for us over the years. Sometimes we are at families homes on Christmas Day other times they are in our home. Some years we have just swapped gifts and gone out and enjoyed a holiday-themed outing. No matter how you do it, the importance is the presence of being together. This year we had my husband’s family over at our place on Christmas Eve. My family is split up and spread out far from us (North Carolina, etc) so we often don’t get to spend the holidays together but we still face time, call, and chat thanks to the internet.
Once December rolls around it’s our annual tradition to bake cookies or other goodies to share with friends, family, and among ourselves. This year the kids and I made chocolate fudge ( not pictured as it got eaten up quickly), sugar cookies, and blueberry muffins (these were amazing). Continue reading
Amy Grant’s newest album “Tennessee Christmas” is a great listen! Her vocals are spot on and I love the fact that even her husband joins her on one of the songs! Aside from well known classic favorites, Amy also features songs she wrote from her own holiday experiences. I really like the fact she decided to share with fans her heart. I know many of us can relate to her written thoughts and feelings alive in song during this time of year. Continue reading
The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness by Rick Warren is a wonderful book for children. I learned the prayer this title features when I was 4-5 years old and it has stuck with me ever since. I feel this book would be a great choice if you are wanting a child in your life to also learn this prayer. It list more than the verses but also the author adds a comment or two on what each verse means in a way a child can understand.