One Star Short Of A Perfect Christmas

One Star Short Of A Perfect Christmas

Last year during Wednesday night church activities, our little girl made an Advent calendar.  The calendar had 24 vacant spaces to affix beautiful, yellow stars starting on December 1st and going through Christmas.  Every day she looked forward to placing that yellow...
Where Is My YOJ?

Where Is My YOJ?

Is your JOY turned upside down, backward, and hanging on by a thread? Mine is too some days. This past weekend, we put up our Christmas tree. The kids were excited and eager to begin hanging ornaments. In my son’s haste (and inability to read!), he pulled out an...
Immanuel Is Enough

Immanuel Is Enough

A letter from my heart to yours on this Christmas Eve. I don’t know where you find yourself today. Maybe this is the year you celebrate new life. There are tiny boxes full of tiny onesies underneath the tree, and though you’re sleep deprived, your heart is as full as...
When Holidays Are Hard

When Holidays Are Hard

My boots echoed on the Target floor, a steady tapping with each step. I remember thinking to myself, as long as I can hear that tap, at least I know I’m still moving forward. It was Christmas, and the months leading up to this season had been filled with unexpected...