The new year is here within my reach, and my thoughts ping around my brain like the silver ball in a pinball machine. There are so many things I want to do as the year comes to an end, and so many loose ends to tie up. Each thought sets off a ding! and lights up all the different parts of my life that need attention: I want to rest in peace and calm after a busy fall season. I want time and space to reflect on the year past, to see what God has … [Read more...] about How Finding A Word for Your Year Can Help You Live Intentionally
Archives for December 2022
Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (CSB) Joy to the world, Christ has come. He is here. He is with us! May your day be filled with more joy and love than your heart can hold as you celebrate the greatest Gift — the never-ending, world-changing, amazing love and joy of Jesus Christ. As you celebrate loud or quiet, near or … [Read more...] about Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!
Leaning into Our Ethnic Roots This Christmas
Celebrating Christmas as a kid made me feel thoroughly American. Buying a tree, hanging stockings, and having candle lights in the windows were the most connected I ever came to my non-Indian classmates and neighbors. It was the one time of year when we lived our lives in a similar way. All of this, of course, was intentional. My mom, like many immigrants who came to the U.S. in the seventies, had not celebrated Christmas in her home country. … [Read more...] about Leaning into Our Ethnic Roots This Christmas
Embracing Peace in the Busy Holiday Season
Let’s close our eyes and remember when we were children eagerly counting off the days until Christmas. With each day that passed, our hearts grew with anticipation. The holidays were a magical time, a joyful celebration we waited for all year. Carols filled the airways, decorations came out of their boxes. It was a time of unusual generosity and kindness, a time for family, a time for celebrating the birth of our Savior. As commercialism … [Read more...] about Embracing Peace in the Busy Holiday Season
Inspiring And Unique Christmas Gifts For Loved Ones
Another Christmas season is quickly approaching. In the rush of holiday shopping, it’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed. There are so many products to choose from and gifts to buy — how do you find one that’s truly special for each person on your list? We know it’s sometimes difficult to come up with unique Christmas gifts for adults, but we are here to help. To find a perfect faith-based gift, consider what your loved one enjoys doing. How … [Read more...] about Inspiring And Unique Christmas Gifts For Loved Ones
Cranberry Quick Bread Recipe
The most wonderful time of the year is on the horizon, which means decking the halls is on our minds. We can’t wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but in the hustle and bustle that often distracts us, a delicious recipe to help us pause is a must. This beautiful and seasonal quick bread from Nancy C. is just the ticket! Perfect for gifting a neighbor, serving at a gathering, and freezing a loaf for later. Thanks Nancy for the recipe and … [Read more...] about Cranberry Quick Bread Recipe