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December 2017

It’s been real 2017

Well, here we are. The last day of 2017. It wasn’t that long ago that I was sitting here, looking at my word for the year-BUILD. At first, building sounded so exciting, but that was until I read the definition. BUILD: to form by ordering and uniting materials through a definite process to create a whole I don’t know about you, but three words stuck out to me from this definition—order, unite, and process. The first step this year was order. God first. Nothing added. Just that one simple concept. Umm[...]

Let it go: 3 steps to declutter and purge for the New Year

Have you ever stood in your closet and wonder, how did all that stuff get there? Or maybe look in your office and realize you just bought a book you already had? It’s so easy for things to pile up. Usually a good time for me to evaluate my living and work space is at the start of a new year. What’s working? What’s not? Do I need to reorganize? Does anything need to be decluttered? From there, I begin the decluttering and purging process. Like most things in life, there is not a one size fits all ap[...]

Merry Christmas

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:8-11‬ NIV Merry Christmas from our family to yours![...]

Let’s talk: 3 fun ways to engage the family during dinnertime

Is family conversation during dinnertime a challenge in your home? Do you find yourself asking your spouse or kids the same questions each day and only getting a one word response? A few years ago, I would have said yes to both of these questions. In the midst of working, homework, playtime with friends, and sports, we strive to make sure we are intentionally carving out time to have dinner together as a family. Believe me this is not always an easy task. When we have the moment to have everyone together,[...]

Cherished Tradition

Each year I look forward to the day we are going to put up our Christmas tree. Out of everything we do to decorate and get ready for the Christmas season, I eagerly await the day we put up the tree. In many ways, I am worse than our fellas counting down the days until everyone will be home for us to begin. When I know we are just a couple of days away from putting up the tree, I begin preparations. Space, where the tree is placed, is clean. Well organized Christmas decoration containers are taken out of thei[...]