Our tree is up, the lights are glowing, Christmas-cheer-cup overflowing. Presents wrapped and fire aglow, ready for the first big snow. Candles lit and spirits bright, Christ, come into our home tonight. Merry Christmas, readers!
Between helping with (and having kids involved in) children's choir, teaching a preschool class on Wednesday nights, teaching piano lessons 3 out of 5 evenings, and all the holiday buzz in general, my December plate is pretty full! Basically, the month is moving so fast I can hardly keep up! I haven't had lots of [...]
Raise your hand if you love to clean your bathroom! . chirp. . No one? Yeah, me neither. But alas, it must be done, right? I've written a lot in these last few weeks about choosing joy while going through our generally mundane daily chores. While choosing joy is certainly applicable to bathroom cleaning, I'm [...]
Clutter. Stuff can so easily accumulate and clutter. But this post isn't about capsule wardrobes, donating to charity or living simply (all good things, though). It's about continuously choosing joy while decluttering our minds and homes - with God's love, through God's love, for the love of our families. Picking up after family members - [...]
Doing the dishes is by far my least favorite chore. Even after making a delicious, enjoyable and beautiful meal for my family, the visual stress of a pile of dirty dishes in the sink can send me completely over the edge. And worse, sometimes doing the dishes can bring out the great, dreaded "R" word [...]