Tag: Christmas

The Mantra that Saved My Christmas

The Mantra that Saved My Christmas

Yes, friends.  I had a mantra on repeat inside my head this year.  And it had nothing to do with sugar plum fairies, Santa, or cookies.  It wasn’t anything along the lines of “I’m just so happy!” or “It’s the most wonderful time of the […]

AWG Christmas Movie Compendium

AWG Christmas Movie Compendium

Well, this sure was a fun post to put together!  A better list of fun and festive, heartwarming and hilarious holiday flicks, I never did see. I asked readers and followers on both Facebook and Instagram this week about their favorite Christmas movies.  Y’all have […]

Wait. I’m supposed to WHAT in joyful hope?

Wait. I’m supposed to WHAT in joyful hope?

This is it, kids.  We are in the final countdown and Christmas will be here one week from today.  Baby Jesus will be in the manger.  Santa will have visited.  And your family room will be strewn with all manner of wrappings and trappings and […]

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

To paraphrase the brilliant Jane Austen, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a modern child in possession of everything (s)he could possibly need, must be in want of more.” This is true whenever grandparents come to town, when their birthdays roll around, and most […]

Oops! Pardon me, but my Grinch is showing.

Oops! Pardon me, but my Grinch is showing.

So, heyyyyyyy…it’s still November, yes? I thought so. And, yeah, I get it that I only have about 4 more days to stand on that particular leg of my argument.  But hear me out, OK? IT’S STILL NOVEMBER AND IT’S NOT EVEN ADVENT YET AND […]

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

For your very much listening enjoyment, friends, I have put together some awesome playlists! All different sounds and genres are included, so I really hope you’ll find something you like.  Feel free to follow and and all of them.  Enjoy! Advent Music I have been […]

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

I’m pretty sure that if love of baking is a genetic thing, I come by it honestly.  The baking gene has been passed down from both sides of my family tree.  My mom is an amazing baker whose sugar cookies and coffee cake are the […]

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Let me tell you a little story. Maybe you’ve heard it before, but stick with me. There once was a lovely couple expecting a baby. For reasons beyond their control, they had to go on a long and difficult journey right before the woman was to […]

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is how easy it is to combine FAITH and FUN. Honestly, at what other time of year can you BOTH praise God for the wonder of the Incarnation AND welcome a jolly fat man down your chimney?  Or […]