The most interesting part of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, to me, is the commitment of the characters to carry out their mission despite their circumstances. They are at times limited in their communication with one another, but they are constantly fighting for their own survival. I often find this challenging for myself. I… Continue reading Despite Death: Thoughts on Hope
So I really enjoyed the advent plan I put together for our family. I was thinking I would keep that format. I have decided instead to focus on one book for the month of January, the long-term plan being to revisit the book again in March. There are 22 week days in January. There are… Continue reading January: Our Family’s Plan for Bible Study
Last Christmas my husband came down with a stomach virus on Christmas Eve. It was after the kids were all aware what was coming the next day. So I couldn’t pull a “Christmas is after the stomach bug” thing. We opened presents with a barely lucid Daddy. Then our daughter got it the next night…let’s… Continue reading The passage that got me through Christmas joyfully.
This week has been fairly hectic. If I was a kid, it’s one of those weeks where my mom would make me give up an activity. Last night I ran out of the ability to function and just fell asleep with a headache. I did not pick up the kitchen, turn out the light, or… Continue reading Advent Plan – A bad day, a skipped devotional, hope for the next day
We made it through one week of our advent plan! I have really enjoyed this so far. The kids are slowly memorizing Luke 2. They have the first 2 verses down pretty well. It’s a little slower than I had planned, but that’s okay. I’m excited because I have memorized the first 2 verses! Even though… Continue reading Family Advent Plan – Thoughts as we head into week 2
Family Advent Plan Yesterday was great. We reviewed Luke 2:1 many times over the course of the day. And we sang the hymn several times too. Today will be a bit different because it is CC community day. It’s busy. So we may start the day with the hymn and hold everything else until dinner… Continue reading Advent Plan – Day 2
As I wrote in More than the Minimum: Expanding our Celebration of Advent and 7 Goals for our Family Devotional Times I have been thinking a lot about how we will spend our Advent. I have finalized our plan. Yay! How to do it I designed this to use this year. So we will start on Monday November 28.… Continue reading Family Advent Plan