How to Simplify and De-stress At Christmastime

A special thank you to Shutterfly for the beautiful Christmas cards featured in this post. As always all opinions are my own. When did Christmas get so darn stressful? It wasn’t too long ago that the only responsibilities I had around Christmas time were singing carols about Jesus, kicking back in my mom’s car to gaze out the window at …

6 Fun Christmas Traditions for the Holidays

There are two types of people in the world: those who listen to Christmas music in November (spreading cheer and sunshine to all they meet) and those who prefer to word vomit “bah humbugs” across Facebook posts that depict Christmas décor hung before Thanksgiving Day. Answer me this: are you even a Christian if you fall into the latter category? …

A Christmas Prayer For the One Who Grieves At Christmastime

Oh Father, You see her tucked away in bed. While other children giggle and wriggle in anticipation that Ol’ St. Nick will soon be near, the only gift her heart desires this Christmas is for Mommy to give her just one more goodnight kiss. She needs You more than ever now. You see him lost and alone, drowning his sorrows in …

Who Christmas Is Not All About

Since the Christmas season is here again, my church’s choir performed its annual Christmas cantata. Every year Jesus’ birth is the center focus, but the themes of music and drama vary. This year’s cantata was titled “Breath of Heaven” and reminisced the story of Jesus’ birth from Mary’s point of view. Many Christians place Mary on a pedestal, imagining her …