Revisiting an old post for the holiday season.
What are some of your favorite Christmas memories and traditions?
“…I still enjoy Christmas cookies, coffee, and listening to Mamaw reminisce about only ever getting fruit in her stocking each year.”
Should I decorate for Christmas?
I love how the lights brighten up my living room in an attempt to chase away the ever darkening evenings. The darkness creeps into my spirit, sucking the life out of me.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the Friday Five girls decided to put together different ways of showing love. While the sense of security money provides is one way my darling shows his love for me, dropping cash on a bunch of flowers or candy can seem wasteful. Often the most thoughtful gifts don’t require a large financial investment.
The plan for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. day hike was to revisit the trail to Rocky Top & Thunderhead. This is the summit we’ve attempted 4 times, only succeeding twice. Our failure isn’t Into Thin Air-eqsue, but more a comedy of errors.
After reviewing the weather report Sunday evening – temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the negatives, the crew got together to revamp the plan. While none of us are strangers to cold temperatures, we didn’t want to do something stupid. One couple decided to bail, but the rest of us soldiered on.
As I discussed earlier in the week (or last year as its officially called), purpose is vital to me. Wandering aimlessly down a path leads to a lot of wasted time.
I want to start 2016 with focus. As Lysa Terkeurst writes in The Best Yes, you steer where you stare. Time to consider what I want out of 2016 and how I’m going to achieve those goals. Continue reading
Earlier this week, I had the privilege guest blogging about holiday season with a couple of writer friends of mine.
Turning the blog over once again to a couple of ladies who offered to share their thoughts on surviving the holiday season. I hope you can find a blessing in what they have to share.
Christmas movies help get me into the Christmas spirit. As kids, my sister and I watched the now-classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman movies.
In keeping with the holiday theme, Ernest Saves Christmas, A Very Brady Christmas, The Santa Clause, and the remake of Miracle on 34th Street were favorites in the high school years.
I ask some wonderful ladies if they would be willing to share part of their Christmas with my readers. While my last post dealt with how I personally deal with the holiday blues, each person and situation is different.
Some struggle with perfectionism and the anxiety of depriving their children (and themselves) of that picture-perfect Christmas. Others feel the grief of an empty seat at the table more prominently this time of year.
Because sometimes joy is a choice to refocus the mind, I’m linking up at Mrs. Disciple as we focus on the joy of the season.
Is there a difference between happiness and joy? I suppose it depends on who you ask. I often find joy in things which began as a small bite of happiness, but grow into cherished memories and time-tested traditions.