I have had a lot of fun New Year’s Eves in my life. I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic, where there is a new year’s tradition of lighting off fireworks willy nilly in the streets. The effect is beautiful, mesmerizing, and let's be honest kinda dangerous! I’ve watched fireworks over the London Eye. I … Continue reading Hindsight Is 2020
O Holy Night Of the many famous stories in the Bible, the one we read about this week is very familiar – probably the most familiar – to us and our children. Unfortunately, that can make it hard for our kids (and us!) to be amazed. Please really read the story this year, because it … Continue reading O Holy Night
Several years ago, for a couple of years in a row, we hosted a Christmas concert at Munger. Whatever you're picturing is wrong. "Holly Jolly Christmas" was not sung. No 7th graders played clarinets. No one wore choir robes. The concert is the brainchild of Andrew Peterson, an independent musician from Nashville. He and some … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God!
I loved reading through our Advent scripture this week and seeing how God weaves together the smallest details to make a significant impact for His kingdom - much like a symphony. I pray this week that God stirs your heart with excitement and anticipation for the birth of our Savior! Monday, December 14 – Day … Continue reading The Creator’s Symphony!
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! And we all enjoy all the trappings that come with the season. Hot chocolate, looking at lights, making cookies, reading books, and of course, giving gifts. Every year, on our birthdays and at Christmas I choose a small gift that my children give their dad or … Continue reading P.S. I Don’t Want A Chairlift
Starting tomorrow, we get into Isaiah's beautiful prophecies about the coming Savior - the Messiah. I love reading these prophecies each Advent because it's so clear how they were fulfilled. I know they weren't written for me originally, but they feel like a perfect gift from God saying, "Yes, I know what I'm doing." You … Continue reading For Unto Us…
So, I am clearly in a celebratory mood over here. My last post was about birthdays, and now we are moving on to Christmas! I wish I could write to you about all the enriching activities I lead for my children around the holidays, but I can barely get the laundry off of the laundry … Continue reading Christmas Playlist(and a bonus idea)
Today is the first Advent Monday! Advent means "coming" and it is a time of expectant waiting and preparation. It also marks a new liturgical year, so you can put 2020 behind you and start fresh 🙂 There are four themes: hope, love, joy and peace. Things we can always use more of! We dug … Continue reading Hear All About It
I am not cutesy or crafty. I am also terrible at small talk and correspondence in general – and yet, I find myself as a two-year-old class room mom. This is not my skillset. I know this may sound funny because, yes, I am a children’s ministry director, but I am normally just the idea … Continue reading I Am A Terrible Room Mom
This year perhaps more than any other it is important to remember the things that we are thankful for. In the past 10 months each of us has said at some point or other, “I just can’t wait for 2020 to be over.” As if there will be some magical restart. (Spoiler alert: there won’t … Continue reading Tree of Gratitude