Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas Rom Coms to Watch for Married Date Nights at Home

The hubs and I have been enjoying some fun romantic Christmas movies this December for our date nights. I hope you enjoy them. They are clean and sweet. Christmas in Vermont is about a young up and coming female executive who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Have Christmas in Your Heart Every Day, Every Moment, All Year Round

    I’ve been watching these videos based on the book Becoming Spiritually Centered by James A. Cox lately while I exercise. An acquaintance, Judy Gilmore, has created videos for each week’s thought patterns as presented in the book. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas Party Game: Based on the Christmas Cookies Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Note: This post is inspired by the work of the charming Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of many delightful books, including the four “Cookies” books pictured below. I was saddened to discover that she passed away a few years ago. May … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Three Gifts Tradition for Christmas

  I wish I had started this post earlier, like before Thanksgiving, to be a guide for all of you for this year. Alas, December has run away from me! I’ve got more outside responsibilities on my plate this year … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Christ-centered Christmas Day #3: Honoring Mary

Yikes, I missed posting this yesterday. Day #3 for having a Christ-centered Christmas is about honoring Mary. I love the two suggested traditions: Make heart-shaped sugar cookies and think about what Mary pondered about in her heart. Make a keepsake … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Christ-centered Christmas 2019 Day #2: Secret Acts of Service

  The story that Emily Freeman tells in the above video got me teary-eyed. Watch, enjoy, and I hope you follow the invitation! Come back tomorrow for Day #3.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Countdown to a Christ-Centered Christmas: Day #1!

  Whew! My shopping is pretty much done for the big day! Some years I make gifts but not this year! I’ve got a lot of gifts to wrap, a concert to attend tomorrow night that my husband is singing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Books I’m Listening to This Christmas

  This Christmas I am immersing myself in Christmas audiobooks that I’ve never heard before. In previous years, I’ve listened to The Christmas Chronicles and a few other stories like “The Mansion” by Henry Van Dyke. I might listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tree of Life Mothering Picture Book of the Week: On Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

  It happened again. I read this book two days ago to my little guy and got teary-eyed. I have read this book aloud every year for the past 8 years or so, every Christmas, and every year, I always … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Best Financial App for Your Family Ever! New! It’s a Digital Cash Envelope System!

  Have you ever wanted to use the cash envelope system? But it seems too cumbersome? This post is long, so if you are short on time, watch the video above and go here to learn more in a snapshot of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments