Standing At the Gate of A New Year

Gate of the New YEar
So heart be still: What need our little life Our human life to know, If God hath comprehension? Continue Reading

Let’s Make New Year’s Resolutions! Oh, never mind.

New Year's Resolutions, Oh, Never Mind
It's fashionable and trendy to resolve to do something new, different, better, faster, more intense. And then, somewhere between too busy to succeed, too overwhelmed to care, and "But I had good intentions!" ... we shrug it off. Continue Reading

Make Cocoa Caramel Delight Cookies

Cocoa Caramel Delights
These tasty little treats look so nice on pretty plate or cookie tray! They're delicious and elegant — perfect for parties, showers, Christmas parties, and more. This is my sister Rebekah's recipe, and she kindly shared it for all of us to enjoy! So go forth and bake up a batch of these stunning Cocoa Caramel Delights! Continue Reading

5 Favorite Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

Christmas gifts
Truth be told, my husband wants a new ham radio. My daughters want an entire library at their disposal. My son doesn't even care so much about what's in the package. He just thrives on the thrill of unwrapping the mystery. Gift-giving isn't difficult if you focus on the person you're trying to bless. First, think about their likes, their loves, their passions. Then give them something that will create an experience or enhance their favorite pastime. Continue Reading

When The Lights Go Down Is Your Heart All Aglow?

Christmas Lights All Aglow - but what about our hearts?
Trees topple. Bulbs break. Beauty shatters into a million shards of sharp and painful splinters. And it's ok. Yes! Really. I know it sounds ridiculous. I know when we're in the midst of a terrible, awful, no good, very bad day, week, month or year it is so hard to stick it out. But take heart! You were never supposed to handle it alone. Continue Reading

We Deck the Halls With Soggy Sheet Music

Deck the halls with sheet music!
Everyone in the blogosphere and on social media is all "Look at my gorgeous and stunning Christmas decor!" and I'm standing over here in my living room like, "Hey, you can use leftover ornament hooks to air dry sopping wet sheet music!" What?! Yeah. It's been one of those days. Continue Reading