Summer! The season for fun in the sun, family vacations and plenty of ice cream! Summer is the time to take advantage of extra hours of daylight and fewer hours of homework, but so often summer is over before we know it. Its hot, lazy days are fleeting and precious. This summer try a different approach. Take the time this spring to set some summer intentions for your family. Use these questions as a guide to plan your family's best summer yet.
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There is no doubt that the best part of the Christmas season is celebrating the birth of Jesus. We have an advent blog series to help prepare us for that. The much tougher question would be, what is the second best part of the Christmas season? Presents, reading by the fire, Christmas music, and Hallmark Christmas movies all have a claim on this second spot. Let's be honest those are great, but one tradition rises above the rest, baking Christmas cookies.
I think that too much of the time, we think we have God’s plan for us all figured out. We get into a routine and then when something happens that isn’t according to “the plan”, we are completely thrown off and our lives get turned upside down.
Welcome to Advent, a season of waiting. Advent is the season between the Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. This time of advent is defined as “waiting for someone notable,” and I’d say we’re waiting for someone quite notable.