One last story of Christmas

Happy Three King’s Day! The Polish man I married brought a whole host of Polish traditions to my very Scandinavian world. Dzien Trzech Kroli is what they call this 6th Day of January. My Polish Mother-in-law described the day as the last day of the Christmas season. It’s when they told the story of the kings […]

Jesus’ Birthday Party – An all day feast!

Birthday plans—finalized! We sat down as a family last week and talked about what each person enjoys doing (or eating) to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, then we picked a few and created a plan. Jesus’ Birthday is the biggest birthday celebration of the year. It should involve as much (and more) attention than my child’s birthday. […]

Advent this weekend. May I help with a few of our favorite ideas?

Finding ideas for Advent that are not just slapped with “Happy Birthday, Jesus” stickers is difficult. But I love Advent for just this reason—it takes searching, planning, and preparation! There is some very meaningful Advent ideas out there! I want my kids to feel the anticipation all month long that something amazing is coming on […]

Making ornaments for Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree

December 1st is less than a week away!  I’ve been working on my ornaments for Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree and there is a lot of cutting. I actually cut out 100 circles! 25 for the front and 25 for the back x’s 2 because my children want do the countdown on their own tree rather than […]

And a little book is born…just in time for Christmas

Feels like I’ve birthed another baby! It’s just a book, but the effort was great and the gestation longer than I anticipated.  It’s name is Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree. I mentioned it last year in the blog, but it’s no longer a dream. It’s a real tangible book that I’m actually holding.  I can scarcely believe […]

Why does every human heart long for a father?

This longing comes from the image of God being imprinted on us the day we were created in the womb, and this image is a reflection of the perfect family.  We were designed to be, not a lone individual, but in a family, God’s family – with a perfect Father as the guiding authority.  So […]