A Stress-Free Christmas, Anyone? (Part 2)

I love Christmas. But when I was a child, we didn’t celebrate it. It’s a long story…. But secretly, my family would wish we were celebrating Christmas like other families. When I learned about the true meaning of Christmas, that is, when I realized that the pagan past may be redeemed when Christians make Jesus the reason for the celebrations, out went the old, and in went guilt-free celebrations. How liberating that was! Your Own Style Advent I’m so excited for this year because we are starting an advent tradition! But first, let me tell you how the house looks

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Golden Hours in the Great Outdoors

In this post, I want to share with you what Charlotte Mason thought about the benefits of the “blessed air” of the great outdoors. But first, a poem from me. Hope you like it!    When We Were Kids When we were kids, my siblings and I (now old) witnessed — gardens growing from seeds, flowers blooming and wilting, branches bending as one balances on them, and breaking, ants on your skin when their homes atop fruit trees are disturbed, destroyed, and the waters cackling as they go their merry way tiptoeing upon pebbles, rocks and boulders on their journey to the sea.

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

It’s Christmas everywhere! By this, I mean we’re bombarded with shimmering lights at the malls, and carols a-ringing everywhere we go. Establishments which are riding the wave are out there to entertain you with their attractions but don’t be fooled — they’re out there to get you wishing, and overspending, too! Christmas at the Shopping Malls I don’t want to generalize, and I certainly don’t want to be a Scrooge (though some may think I am being that right now), but I honestly feel that somehow everything Christmas-y is all connected with money. Those blinking lights and red sale signs

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