As Christmas approaches and more people talk about buying gifts, taking pictures with Santa, and decorating, the topic of making the naughty vs nice list tends to come up as well. Not only was I in a conversation about this topic last week, but it...

If you want to know why I have spent the last few years sharing verses on Mondays, Hebrews 4:12 might help explain. It says, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,...

Do you remember me taking a step of faith and painting our nursery? I also love to buy baby clothes and books. I have been adding more to the book collection and recently got 'Meet My Best Friend' and 'The Bible is My Best Friend...

Left Behind. These two words describe exactly how I feel. There are so many emotions I have experienced on our journey to becoming parents. As most of my friends have children, I can't help but feel left behind. My friends have moved on without me. Some...

Who loves Minted? I recently ordered some Christmas art for our mantle as well as our Christmas cards, and I am loving everything I received! I have always had a lot of wall space above our mantle and besides adding some greenery and our stockings during...

As Advent began yesterday, I started reading this devotional by Louie Giglio. The first verse when I opened the book was Micah 7:7 which says, "As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my...

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! The day after Thanksgiving is always when we start decorating for Christmas, but I will admit that I started listening to Christmas music weeks ago! Any other Chris Tomlin fans out there? I have been loving his new CD,...

Last year my annual thankful post had a question mark behind it. Thankful? It seems so hard to be thankful when life is so hard, right? That was definitely the case last year and it continues to be, but as I mentioned on Monday, despite...

It seems appropriate to share a verse on thankfulness as we celebrate thanksgiving this week. Psalm 107:1 says, "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" No matter what trial you are facing, I always think it's so...

I can't believe that Christmas is just a month-ish away! Advent starts next week on November 29th. If you aren't familiar with Advent it is the season of expectant waiting and celebration before Christmas. What I love about this season is all the correlations between...