#AdventLiving: True Christmas Hope


Christmas Eve in my childhood home involved three traditions.  The night began with pizza and chocolate cake in celebration of my dad’s December 25 birthday.  This much anticipated feast was followed by a family reading of the Christmas story found in Luke 2.  And finally, after waiting for what seemed like an eternity, my brother […]

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

black friday sale stickers

Last year almost 90 million people did it.  Today I am one of them.  It’s Black Friday, ladies, and the sales are on!  If you need (or maybe just want) a new coffee pot, slow cooker, sweater, necklace, pair of jeans, board game or tablet, grab your keys and come join me at the mall! […]

What Happened to Thanksgiving? #GiveThanks


My husband, Steve, and I went shopping the first weekend in November at Crabtree Valley Mall with Matt, Donna and Zoey, our son’s family, and I was so shocked to see Christmas decorations up so early. Christmas was definitely in the air. The wait at The Cheesecake Factory was 80 minutes. I believe everyone certainly […]