Candy blogs: Everyone wants Christmas to be meaningful. We say it every year. I certainly have. We long for Christmases past. I have very strong memories of Christmases at my grandparents’ house in northern Idaho, with all the aunts & uncles and cousins. After eight hours of driving ... down the last stretch of dirt road …… Continue reading The Gift of Presence
Candy blogs: My mind and heart have been all aswirl since Thanksgiving. Christmas has always been a very emotional holiday for me. Christmas was magical because of so many things ... our big, happy extended family, sledding and snow games, drying our wet snow clothes on a rack over the wood stove grate, the "program"… Continue reading It’s so shiny! It looks like God is in here!
Candy blogs: There is a new spirit surrounding Christmas this year, don't you think? We are finally admitting on a broad scale that we have made this holy holiday into an opportunity for enabling shopping addiction and over indulging our children and justifying a reason for living on more than we bring in. All true. There has always… Continue reading Re-Thinking Christmas?
Candy blogs: Just finished a Beth Moore study, Living Beyond Yourself (Fruit of the Spirit). What a powerful ten weeks! I needed to let it all settle in, see how my life was going to look with all this new understanding. So I looked up the words in the title: Living: the act or condition… Continue reading Living Beyond Yourself
Candy blogs: Are you enjoying the Christmas spirit yet? Are you loving the music and the snow and the chill in the air and the warmth of friends and family and the JOY of the Lord? Yes? Wonderful! No? What is keeping you from a joy-filled Christmas? Are you grieving? ♥ ... the loss of… Continue reading Settling for a Lump of Coal this Christmas?