Let it snow

“Blah blah blah,” I wrote. “And sorry to take so long to reply... Things are good but so busy....more

All I Really Want for Christmas, Reviewed by Karen Campos SuperParentMom.com

When it comes to Christmas, it all began with a gift. The gift of Jesus to a waiting world. The gift of unconditional love to the lonely. The gift of hope to the hopeless. The gift of peace to those in conflict. The gift of joy to the mundane. The gift of salvation to all who believe.Today we often become over focused on the gifts we give others. Will they be appropriate? Will they be enjoyed? Will they be appreciated? Will they send the right message?...more

One Appetizer, All the Flavors of Christmas, Joy to the World in EVERY bite!

As I sit here listening to the rain beat upon the downspouts, creating a timpani of knocks and quivers against the house, I realize how the poetry of each day includes so many beautiful moments that must be noted. The holidays, whatever theme you may celebrate, are still about unconditional love and delivering joy, and it leaves me flush with gratitude. I am full of humility for all the wonders of life. And I wanted you to know how my heart is bursting. ...more

Twelve Christmas Traditions From Around The World (INFOGRAPHIC)

Christmas is almost here and I thought it could be interesting to learn about the different traditions around the globe. How people celebrate Christmas isn't the same everywhere and we usually don't think about the fact that the Christmas traditions aren't alike worldwide....more
Thank you for the corrections, always glad to learn more. Anyway, I am glad you liked it!more

To tree or not to tree...

The answer? To tree. Or bush. My husband will accept either. He just won't accept "not to tree," which apparently includes the little sunflower arrangement in full Christmas tree position....more
AussaLorens Love it! You need to stand your ground early on.... I tried, but too late! :)more

Happy Holidays

 I am leaving today to go to Chicago to be with family over Christmas. It is always a special time. In our family we have the tradition of writing a poem to go with each gift. The shortest ever was, "Hi, a tie." We may get some classics this year. I hope each of you has a  blessed holiday and New Years. And that the world is a little more healed this coming year....more

Fun Christmas Globe Ornament

This is not only an ornament but an interactive Christmas ornament. The popping of the popcorn kernels happens right inside the glass ball ornament.  This is so much fun. My granddaughter was amazed how the popcorn kernels popped inside the glass globe.  Complete instructions on how this happens on my blog:...more

Middle School Christmas Miracle

William, my big baby boy, is growing up, even though he doesn't want to.  He'll be 13 in March, he's almost as tall as I am, he weighs 140 lbs., and he started middle school this year....more

The Microscope of Christmas

 Pastor said this morning that Christmas is a microscope.      It enlarges the pain of our past.The memories of past Christmases of loss and grief. A Christmas near the death of a loved one. A Christmas spent alone.The lens of the Christmas microscope zooms in to moments of loss or disappointment we have experienced.Sometimes that microscope will illumine during moments of current happiness....more

Have Yourself a Good Enough Christmas

So much about that night was imperfect. Having to be in Bethlehem at all, so far from home, because of the whim of the empirical power ruling the region.Finding no sympathy or shelter on arrival.A young woman caught up in miracles beyond her understanding, saying 'Yes' when most others would have turned their backs in fear.This was the first Christmas. ...more