December 2015 archive

Gift Wrapping Grinch

I’m just going to come out and say it, I HATE WRAPPING PRESENTS. I hate it. I’m not good at it. Actually, the entire practice makes me want to cuss; I’m just being honest. Don’t get me wrong, I love giving presents to friends and family. I love the wrapping paper and coming up with […] Read more…

Advent Series: Joy

On the third week of Advent we light the Shepherd Candle, or Joy Candle.  It is a reminder of the Good News of Great Joy brought forth by a heavenly host of angels to all people, even the most unlikely of characters, the shepherds. This Sunday, our pastor reminded us about the shepherds, who they […] Read more…

Renovation Update: Looking Like a House!

Our home is looking more and more like a house every day! We have windows, siding, most exterior doors, plumbing, electrical and HVAC all roughed in! We can really get a sense of the space we’ll have inside, which is great because we will be buying furniture soon! Next up on the agenda is to […] Read more…

Advent Series: Peace

The Candle of Peace was lit in our service Sunday morning, symbolizing the peace God brought to His people through Jesus. This particular service had special meaning for Jess and me because our daughter, Amelia, was christened in front of her fellow church members, family and friends. There is something so unique about infant baptism during the […] Read more…

Advent Series: Hope

Expectance takes on an entirely new meaning when you have waited for the arrival of a child. This last year the weeks seemed to drag by so slowly as I eagerly anticipated meeting my daughter. I imagined what she would look like, what her cry would sound like, and how she would change our little family for […] Read more…