Family traditions are important for several reasons including they create opportunities for connection, for developing a family identity, and opportunities for hospitality.
Can you believe it’s already April? This year is flying by, isn’t it? Easter is this month and it’s my favorite holiday. I love the little girls in their frilly socks and smocked dresses. I adore the little boys in bow ties and pastel shirts. And I love the way the Forget the Frock movement […]
Hi friends! If we were sitting together having coffee (which I soooo wish we were!), I bet we’d end up discussing Christmas gifts. And maybe we’d share some of what we’ve bought or what we hope to find or even what we’re wishing might be under the tree for us. I am not the world’s […]
I love Advent! And when Casiday was little, I loved the idea of making each day leading up to Christmas meaningful and fun. But in a pastor’s home, it can be hard to do anything for 24 days straight through December and she danced in The Nutcracker for several years. So, our family Advent was […]
My favorite resources for preparing myself, taking stock of my soul, during the Advent season: God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas — This year will be the sixth year I have used this book as my guide through Advent. My dear friend Kristin sent me a copy after she used it in 2012 […]
Advent. Advent is an invitation to more than checking days off until Christmas. It’s an invitation to take stock of our souls, to prepare our hearts for celebrating the One who has come and will one day come again. It’s a season of preparation. I need this. Maybe more than ever this year.2018 has been […]