February is birthday month in our home. Three of the five birthdays and our anniversary were last week. Sensibly, we postponed that celebration until all the cakes have been eaten and our sanity returns. Doesn’t sound too slow or thoughtful does it? It has taken a few years to figure out how to celebrate everyone … Continue reading Buttermilk Party Cake
Happy 2020! We hope that you took some time to rest and reflect over the past couple of weeks. A new year is spread before us like a brand new journal just waiting for us to make a mark. The challenge is to not fill it up too quickly but to leave blank spaces and … Continue reading A New Year
love definition: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own … Continue reading Advent: Love
peace definition: a state of tranquility or quiet. Stop. Search it out. Find it. It won't be easy. A peace like no other. A perfect peace.
joy definition: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. When sorrow and longing is the backdrop for advent, joy is present. Joy can't be deterred by our present circumstances. We celebrate and offer this bright light and renewed definition of joy to a dark world.
faith definition: belief that is not based on proof. We practice letting go of control, we believe, we continue to move forward on the sometimes dark path.
hope defintion: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. We wait, we anticipate, we live with the great hope of his return.
There is a lot of pressure around the Christmas season to host the perfect party, purchase the perfect gift, cook the perfect meal, and post the perfect Instagram photo while doing all of the above. This need for perfection has also seeped its way into family traditions. Acquiring a Christmas tree is now an expensive … Continue reading Traditions
Steph and I have been chatting about thoughtful Christmas gift giving and receiving. We both spend a lot of time thinking about what we are going to gift someone. It often involves making something or thrifting or researching the most sustainable option available to purchase. The receiving part of Christmas can be a different story. … Continue reading Meaningful Gift Giving
I’m not a big fan of cooking, so when Steph suggested we share some recipes on the journal I knew I would share cinnamon buns over cornish hens everytime, but then I realized, this is MY season. This is the season of soups, stews, and one pot wonders. This is the season of a simple, … Continue reading One Pot Wonder