Join me for an update and a repost of one of my most popular blogs: 9 Good Reasons Why It’s Okay to Cry When You Leave Your Child at College. This may seem silly, but emotions don’t always make sense. For the first time in twenty-two years, I won’t take a first-day-of-school picture. The one with the new shoes and smiling faces full of excitement for a new year.Tomorrow we’ll load the car and move our youngest to college.
I never planned to be a military wife. “Did I ever tell you that I want to go into the Marine Corps and fly jets?” I was shocked silent. I had no words to respond. Little did I know that this question was God’s way of introducing major directional change. This…
Loving one another doesn’t come in pat answers and cookie-cutter moments. To be honest, I’ve got a stubborn streak of all-about-me-DNA that breaks loose every now and then. When our focus is on ourselves, we’re all about getting our need for love met in just the way we like it. It is the love of Christ that frees us from the “what’s-in-it-for-me” mindset in our relationships. Fresh faith brings the power to love others God’s way.
Build a new Christmas tradition of trying one new tradition each year to keep faith fresh and everyone engaged. Focus on spending time together and keeping Christ center-front at Christmas. Try one of these ideas to add a new sacred tradition to your family celebration this Christmas.
December days can whip up a massive case of the busys.Somewhere in the muddle of all the need-to-do’s, have-to-do’s, and want-to-do’s, we find ourselves feeling disconnected and distant from the very Savior we celebrate. Discover three simple ways to keep faith fresh this Christmas.