I missed PJ's photo challenge last month so I wasn't about to miss this one. After all, the theme is Feliz Navidad! And, there's no shortage of photos for this time of year. Shortage of time. Yes. Shortage of photos. No. December is always a mixed bag of activities. This year, along with gift shopping, we … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Feliz Navidad!
Whew, Christmasfying the house is sure a lot of work. I bet I followed Mom up and down the stairs to the storage area at least 50 times. I'm exhausted. Let's have popcorn and call it a day. Blog hopping with Comedy Plus for Awww Monday.
With December's photo challenge from PJ, we say adios to 2017. This month's challenge is, of course, Holly Jolly in celebration of the holidays....which come the same time every year....yet I'm never fully prepared. But, here are my five for December. Holly Jolly 1 We kicked off the season with a holiday concert at Peanut's … Continue reading December Photo Challenge: Holly Jolly
We Christians do Christmas extremely well. We're all about the decorating, shopping, family gatherings, singing carols. In fact, we've romanticized Christmas to the point where the reality of it may be a little unrecognizable. Let me take you back....waaaay back. Back to about 3-4 BC (around the actual date of Christ's birth) and let's look … Continue reading The reality of Christmas
Annie at McGuffy’s Reader hosts a blog hop every Monday called Sparks. I’m finding that reading everyone’s “Sparks” is one of the highlights of my week. Her philosophy its simple: The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need … Continue reading Advent Spark
May it be a light to you in dark places when all other lights go out. ~J.R.R. Tolken, The Fellowship of the Ring Our church created a Magic Tree from an 85-foot-high sycamore tree in our courtyard. It's an awwwwsome sight to see in person, and I thought it fit perfectly as one of Anne's … Continue reading Be a Light in Dark Places
Imagine my surprise when I realized December was almost over and I hadn't written one word here since Dec. 7th! And now, it's time again for PJ's monthly photo challenge over at a 'lil hoohaa. This month's theme is, appropriately, Tis the Season. Tis the Season for many things around here. Tis the Season for … Continue reading December Photo Challenge: Tis the Season