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To Grandmother

To Grandmother’s House We Go

Now that I am a mother and am building my own Christmas traditions, I look back and know that all the small things matter.
Tis the Season...It is the Season!

Tis the Season…It is the Season!

Jolly is just another phrase for excited,  joyous, or anything that exudes happiness. We are in the holiday season, but it is not so for many.
The Christmas Story: Gabriel

The Christmas Story: Gabriel

They are the messengers of God visiting human beings with the knowledge of the mind of God. In the Gospels, they are vital to the ministry of Jesus.
In These Days

In These Days

I allowed my fingers to trace her name. This woman was an important person in the history of our faith, and up until this morning, I had never heard of her.
The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

They were the first to give Christmas gifts. Being wise, their gifts were doubtless wise ones. And here I have told you the story of two children who were not wise.
The Christmas Story: Mary

The Christmas Story: Mary

Mary thought of Joseph. She protested her innocence. “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
The Miracle of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas

I thanked the Lord and kindly reminded Him of the promise He made me. I confidently assumed that we would have a girl on our next go-around.
A Christmas Carol: Chapter 3

A Christmas Carol: Chapter 3

“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!”
Fröhlicher Nikolaustag

Fröhlicher Nikolaustag

Nikolaustag refers to the remembrance of Sankt Nikolaus. Children place shoes outside their bedroom doors in ‘hopes’ that the saint will come around with goodies for them.
The Christmas Story: John

The Christmas Story: John

Her husband has regained his ability to speak and now he won’t stop. He is telling her, again, about that day at the Temple.
Who

Who’s Driving?

Nothing is worse while you are driving than being subjected to a backseat driver (who is sometimes at the front seat in the form of your spouse).
How to Experience Extravagant Love in the Everyday

How to Experience Extravagant Love in the Everyday

Love came down on that starry, starry night God’s extravagant love brought the gift of peace, hope, love, grace, and mercy.
The Christmas Story: Elizabeth

The Christmas Story: Elizabeth

Six months into Elizabeth’s pregnancy, her young cousin, Mary, came for a visit. Neighbors caught a glimpse of the older woman as Mary approached the house.
Are We On the Same Page?

Are We On the Same Page?

He may be trying to talk to you about something really important. Make sure you are available to hear it.
"Why are you single?"

“Why are you single?”

I’m not offended anymore. But it’s something that unquestionably comes when I don’t have a picture of a boy to show them.
The Christmas Story: Zacharias

The Christmas Story: Zacharias

The angel identified himself as Gabriel who stands in the presence of God. That should be enough credentials!
Are You Convinced?

Are You Convinced?

What we don't realize is that, oftentimes, we become victims of financial slavery in this process, heaping on loads of debt and worry.
Box up the Love: Operation Christmas Child

Box up the Love: Operation Christmas Child

Volunteers pack, load, and pray over every box that comes through, knowing that God will bless each child who receives one.
The Christmas Story: Emmanuel

The Christmas Story: Emmanuel

If our possessions crowd every inch of space in the house, garage, and rented storage space, we can still see something we do not possess and long for it.
Our Nativity: Passing Down the Family Treasure

Our Nativity: Passing Down the Family Treasure

For our family, the most important thing about Christmas is reflecting on God's love and His goodness towards us as we spend time with family and friends.
Intersecting Orbits

Intersecting Orbits

You can’t love from a distance. You have to get close. You have to open yourself up, you have to be real, and you have to SEE people.
The Christmas Story: Caesar

The Christmas Story: Caesar

You came into a world as politically confusing as our world is today—yet You came and brought truth to those who heard You.
Five Supernatural Works of the Holy Spirit

Five Supernatural Works of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God. He is one with the Father and the Son (Jesus). Yet, He is “God inside you.” He is always present.
In Advent, We Remember

In Advent, We Remember

In Advent, we remember. We retell the very same story every year because there isn’t a better story to tell. The gospel is the greatest story ever told.

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