Every year, the calendar funnels us down to that one day when we celebrate a birth—the birth of Jesus. If you think about it, we do it in the most unusual ways, with ugly sweater parties, excessive consumption, frenzied shopping trips and charged purchases, and a long list of expectations that are impossible to meet. But, when I really think about the details of Jesus’ birth, I’m reminded of the four times I gave birth. I’ve heard many say if you’d truly remember those nitty
They’re out there again! Those red kettle bell ringers are stationed once again at every entrance of all the department stores in the land. Shuffling from foot to foot, they try to stay warm, keep those bells ringing, and greet all the passersby. When I was a young adult, fresh out of college, I used to walk a wide circle around them. I’d make careful maneuvers to avoid passing by them, even to the extent of parking strategically and entering buildings by an alternate door or
Today is December 11, the eleventh day of my adventure writing out the Christmas story. I'm using the Christmas Read It, Write It, Live It booklet, one of five similar booklets I designed over the last two years. The Read It, Write It, Live It series of Scripture-writing booklets is designed to help you develop your own practice of writing the Scriptures and incorporating their truths into your life. At its core, journaling the Word is about knowing Christ, remembering and pr
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