The First Sunday of Advent
Advent wreaths are not just a Christmas decoration. What they represent is pretty amazing. Even if you have never observed advent before, you can start today, on the first Sunday of advent. What is advent? Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). […]
Choosing to live joyfully…even when you don’t want to.
In the English Standard Bible, the word “joy,” or other variations such as “joyful” and “rejoice” appear in the Bible some 430 times. You might say joy is important to God. But did you know he wants it to be important to us, too? In James 1:2-3, God tells us to have joy even when […]
Make it Monday: DIY Farmhouse Sign
This week, my daughter and I were trying to think of the perfect sign to hang behind our piano. I knew I wanted something “music-themed” and I wanted to try to make something. We went through our scrap wood pile and found this: We measured it around another long, thin board we found and painted […]