This morning as we open our gifts, it brings back memories of joyful times along with tender, nostalgic thoughts. Our home is complete with Christmas feasting this morning: Cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs, quiche, and all the Fixin’s. … Read More Merry Christmas from Blue Willow
With all of the flurry of activity during the busy holidays, I would never be able to do one fraction of the fun things we do if I had not planned ahead.… Read More Magical Memories
Memories are like treasures stored in a bank’s safety deposit box. My goal is to make as many deposits into this memory store as possible this season. … Read More Dear Friends
The house smells delicious. The cookies are cooling. Getting ready to wrap them up and tie beautiful red bows on them. Today’s deliveries include our physicians’ offices, our dentist, and the nursing home floor on which my father recovers at this time. . Reindeer Cookies: A Christmas Tradition Then tonight we have special friends coming… Read More Delivery of Sweets
As we make happy memories with our families, let us remember to take a few moments to be good to ourselves! Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, pick up your Bible and read a Psalm. I love Psalm 107 this time of year… it warms my heart! … Read More Make the Best of Today!
This old, stained, scarred table of ours has heard the secrets and troubles of many hearts, catching tears on its surface as we shared struggles and sought the LORD for help. As I wash the surface, I wonder how many plates of food have been served here.… Read More Joyful Hospitality
“And the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together…” —Isaiah 4:5 I have always loved the story of Immanuel coming to this planet. I share it more than many others in many ways, perhaps because so many of my loved ones do not see the Glory clearly… Read More God With Us
I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can… Read More Time is Filled with Swift Transition
Reflecting on the greatest gift that is ever been given, we light a candle and have a special advent devotional each morning until Christmas Day, starting today. We talked extensively about the Christ child, the one who came to this earth and lived as a poor person after being a KING in heaven.
… Read More Glad Tidings to All