Operation Christmas Child : Build-a-box …by Susie

Guess what? It’s not too late!  It’s not too late!  You can still participate!!! Kellye and I were kicking ourselves at the end of November for not posting about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe box ministry.  This fantastic organization will be delivering its 100 millionth box this year to a child living in poverty somewhere … Continue reading

Hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus Party by Susie

I’m writing this on the eve of hosting my 5th or so Happy Birthday Jesus Party.  My sweet five year old couldn’t fall asleep tonight he was so excited!  “Daddy, guess what tomorrow is?  It’s our happy birthday Jesus Party!”  And you know what friend?  I’m pretty excited too!  This one of those special times … Continue reading

For the new mom, the pregnant mom, the nursing mom, the tired mom… By Kell

Hi dear ones.  I had it in my heart to encourage a few of you tonight.  The new mom.  The pregnant mom.  The nursing mom.  The tired mom.  You are such beautiful givers amongst us this Christmas.  Sacrificing body, time, sleep, and self.  It’s no easy task you have.  In fact some days you might want … Continue reading

An Advent Calendar Prayer…by Susie

Inspired by Ann Voskamp’s A Jesse Tree Advent Celebration- An Invitation to unwrap more of His Love, in which she writes: “…you may  have seen an advent calendar hanging some where today, one of those calendars with 25 little door flaps to peek under, a way of counting the days down until Christmas, a way of … Continue reading

Gift Giving Part 2: What’s in the bags?! by Kell

The bags.  Time with Jesus.  Rest for their little souls.  Peace from the boyness (aka punching, name calling, whining, and other *brotherly love*).  Oy.  Sometimes space is necessary.  For ALL of us. 😉 So here is how I did it and what is in them and I pray that this gift of meaning brings ALL … Continue reading

By The Numbers: Guest Post by Amy!

Have you received your Samaritan’s Purse catalog?  Every year, we encourage the boys to give something, anything, to Jesus.  They gather what little they have and search the pages for what they can buy.  Usually a chicken, a Bible, sports balls, and a mosquito net are our gifts to the King.  See what one determined little … Continue reading