Category Archives: Holiday Themes

My Plan Or Yours?

12 hours. 650 miles. That’s roughly the duration of and distance traveled for our recent trip north to and from visiting relatives for the holidays. While compared to some, it’s not necessarily an inordinately long excursion, but it was sufficient for our family to have many conversations while on the road… one of which centered […]

Maintenance Needed!

This year Clif and I discovered an important truth about artificial Christmas trees. Pre-lit trees only stay pre-lit for one year! After that, depending on how you store the tree, you can expect hours of frustration and endless headaches troubleshooting the lights on your ‘convenient and easy to assemble’ Christmas decoration. That was our predicament […]

Giving Thanks When Your Plate Seems Empty

In 1621, the settlers who colonized the eastern coast of North America and the native Wampanoag people came together to share food and friendship, and to express gratitude to God for His provision and protection. This gathering is widely acknowledged as the first recorded Thanksgiving among the English speaking settlers. The tradition caught on and […]