On the Ninth Day of Christmas...

On the ninth day of Christmas -------- I turn into a child. It's around this time each year that I get incredibly excited over putting the ornaments on the tree, being with family, reading the Christmas story, going to the Christmas Eve service, and driving around to look at lights. I even like the fruitcake cookies that seem to show up at every Christmas church potluck. I especially love opening up my ornament from my mom for this Christmas and placing it on the tree. (Sidenote: Parents – my ... Continue Reading

On the Eighth Day of Christmas ...

On the eighth day of Christmas I'm thinking about traditions. Well, at least what have become traditions when Christmas is different every year. My husband is a pastor and our traditions have had to be very flexible so we could work around church events. As our kids were growing up, Christmas time also meant an eight to ten hour trip back to Tennessee to visit grandparents. We tried to “choose” our Christmas day rather than letting the calendar demand that it was December 25. Sometimes ... Continue Reading

On the Second Day of Christmas

This morning Nashville awoke to a world blanketed with snow, and I just returned from the office break room where the holiday classic White Christmas was being played for lunch entertainment. It really does seem like the beginning of Christmas - or in this case the Second Day of Christmas! Since I grew up in Dallas where snow is typically not part of the Christmas scene, the festivities of this most special holiday truly begins not with snow but when certain foods start making an appearance. My ... Continue Reading

Thankful for VBS. Thankful for You!

Thursday, as I gather with family and friends, you will be counted as one of my richest blessings. Although I may not know each of you by name, I do know you by your spirit. You are the heart and soul of this great ministry we call Vacation Bible School. Each year you tirelessly give your talents, time and resources that that the spiritual orphans of this world might hear Jesus proclaimed. Because of you there are countless millions who will be thankful this Thursday that they have been ... Continue Reading