Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 8, 2015

Christmas Memories Hello. My name is Joanna Rose, and I would like to tell you my story. This may be hard for you to believe, but once upon a time, I lived in a box. It was actually one of those thin, white kind, with the clear cellophane over the front of it. I’ll admit, […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat
December 8, 2015

A Christmas Memory with Pumpkin Spice Biscotti  It was Christmas Eve, 2009. The Christmas music was playing, as last-minute Christmas gifts were being wrapped and placed under the tree. Delicious aromas were wandering their way from the kitchen, as pies were cooling. Even though the mood was festive, our family was experiencing an element of […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers At Home
December 8, 2015

CLEAN, TIDY HOUSES How does that happen? Do you ever feel like a clean house is out of your grasp? Do you ever stop in at someone else’s house and it’s pretty tidy even though they didn’t know you were coming? Would you like that? Well, there are certain things that have to occur and […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 8, 2015

Bah, Humbug! By Malissa Custer  Ah yes, the holidays are here! What does that mean for dear old mom? Well, it means a ton of extra work! Gone are the days of sleeping in on Thanksgiving, watching the parade while the meal is prepared, and then picking my way through a huge spread of food. […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 8, 2015

Learning to Wait in the Culture of NOW We live in an instant society. At no other time in history has so much been instantaneous. Instant coffee, instant rice, instant soup, instant heat, instant dinner! And while all of those things were present even twenty years ago, we continue to add the ‘instants’ to our […]

Good Things
Good Things
December 8, 2015

An Old-Fashioned Christmas For the December issue, “Good Things” is made up of special Christmas memories from friends we know and love of days gone by. An “old-fashioned Christmas” is valuable for many reasons, not the least of which is to help us remember what may be long-lost values! Just having a lot of things […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 8, 2015

A Stress Free Christmas! Christmas time can evoke many emotions: nostalgia, thankfulness, joy, comfort, hominess… For some, the feelings are quite different: anxiety, fear, dread, even ambivalence. For many, the anxiety, dread, and ambivalence come from the many demands that the over-commercialized season puts upon them. To help you make the most of this Holiday […]