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Joy Christmas Medley “Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris'n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. Hark! The herald angels… Continue reading Joy Christmas Medley


The Hope of Christmas

This verse came to mind last night on the ride home from our church’s hope-filled and worshipful Christmas Eve service.It seems that the enemy has stolen so much this year… joy, hope, peace, health, family, even life.And- unpopular opinion - that is something that won’t magically get better with the end of 2020.The enemy was… Continue reading The Hope of Christmas

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Advent Sunday Song: Remembering our Hope

Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent, the Sunday celebrating hope. This first song, “ O Come O Come Emmanuel”, reminds me of how long Israel hoped for the promised Messiah. The chorus echoes the Bible’s exhortation to rejoice in hope: “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to Thee, O Israel!” The second song, “What Child… Continue reading Advent Sunday Song: Remembering our Hope

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Christmas Light

I love the soft glow of all the lights of Christmastime. Today while putting on the lights and thinking how pretty they were going to look, I was reminded of these verses: “The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will… Continue reading Christmas Light

Cooking Adventures · Home Living · Lactose-free Cooking

Almond Vanilla Cookie Bites

Today is National Cookie Day. Even though I've been stuck at home with strep today, when I was able to get off the couch after my third Christmas movie, I wanted to celebrate by experimenting with a grain-free cookie recipe. One of the Christmas movies might have centered around a bakery. Some things I learned:… Continue reading Almond Vanilla Cookie Bites


When Anxiety is Great

Whatever anxiety it is that may grip my heart, my Heavenly Father has a consolation to meet it; a beautiful majesty of his character that surpasses any worry. Loneliness is met with his presence. Animosity is met with his love. Guilt and failure are met with his forgiveness and mercy. Weakness is met with his… Continue reading When Anxiety is Great

Cooking Adventures · Home Living · Lactose-free Cooking

Post- Christmas Pancakes: Holiday Nog Edition

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I ended up with quite a bit of leftover holiday nog. I love the taste of holiday nog - whether it tastes like eggnog or not, I wouldn't know- but two cartons is a bit much for one person to drink. Naturally my mind turned to baking... and breakfast… Continue reading Post- Christmas Pancakes: Holiday Nog Edition