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A Christ Centered Christmas Tradition: Bethlehem Dinner

If you're looking for something new to add to your Christmas that helps to keep your family focused on Christ, a Bethlehem Dinner is our family's favorite way to do just that.  The kids look forward to it each year, and the spirit it brings into our home is almost tangible.  We've been doing this for a few years and even when we had toddlers it was so effective. We do our Bethlehem ... Read More about A Christ Centered Christmas Tradition: Bethlehem Dinner

Favorite Christmas Books

There's nothing quite like a Christmas story to tug at your heart and put you in the right frame of mind for Christmas.  Here are a few of our favorite Christmas books in case you're looking for a new one to read this year: (Note:  This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and buy something, I’ll get a small portion of the sale.  I only recommend products we ... Read More about Favorite Christmas Books

Learning to Trust the Lord

I was driving in the middle of nowhere in Texas, with the moon obscured by thick clouds overhead, and it was dark!  It was all well and good until the road started to incline and curve and I really couldn't tell exactly where it's going.  I was driving 80 miles an hour (the speed limit) and had a car full of kids that trusted me to keep them safe.  So, I swallowed my nervousness and ... Read More about Learning to Trust the Lord

Lessons on Service

In the past several weeks, our family has had the opportunity to be blessed by so much love and service.  Not only has it inspired me to want to do the same for others, but I have been taught some invaluable lessons on service that would not have been able to touch me in such a profound way, had it not been for the circumstances that I found myself in. You see, my husband went out of town ... Read More about Lessons on Service


I'm a little crazy, I know, but cheeseball is my absolute favorite part of the holidays.  I'm a bit of a cheeseball snob though.  This is the recipe I grew up with, and the only one I absolutely love.  I have never seen anyone make this cheeseball before, so if you want to make something different this year, give it a try.  I hope you'll love it as much as I do!   ... Read More about Cheeseball