25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 13

Happy Friday! For many this was the last day of school for the kiddos before Christmas break, YAY! I know what you are really thinking lol You are thinking that now you will have less alone time and more 24/7 needs to be met. Let's be honest. Because I know you still want to get … Continue reading 25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 13

25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 12

Hi guys! Second study post for today! I’ve sat down with my hot tea, box of Kleenex and my bible and I WILL get these two chapters posted for you! I have been fighting this terrible cold/sinus infection, but I recruited my husband to watch the kids while I rested this morning and I’m finally … Continue reading 25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 12

25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 11

Hi guys! I didn't forget about you! I've sat down with my hot tea, box of Kleenex and my bible and I WILL get these two chapters posted for you! I have been fighting this terrible cold/sinus infection, but I recruited my husband to watch the kids while I rested this morning and I'm finally … Continue reading 25 Days of December: Matthew Chapter 11

Home is Where the _____ is

The last month or so I have been pondering what it is exactly that makes a home, "home." What about a home makes people homesick? Are they missing the people? The smells? The sounds? The comforts? Traditions? What is it exactly that makes a person refer to a certain house or town as "home?" If … Continue reading Home is Where the _____ is

Christmas Vs. NYC 

Right before reading this post, I was having a moment. I was missing my family (this is the first year without them close following our cross country move) and thinking that this year didn’t feel like Christmas. What an awesome perspective and reminder to look back to the reason for the season! Thinking about the family all huddled in the manger celebrating life! So refreshing!

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Doesn’t matter who I’ve talked to recently — Christian baby boomers, non-religious 20-somethings, an 8-year-old girl, my friends, the cute guy sitting behind me at church, the cashier at the grocery store — everyone’s in agreement about one thing:

It doesn’t feel like Christmas.

I don’t know if it’s the lack of snow, or all the negativity in the media, or the fact that LED twinkle lights are officially taking over as the norm, but one thing’s for sure…it’s December 12, and people are not in the Christmas spirit.


Living in NYC is so special…especially around the holidays. There really is nothing comparable. The lights, the shopping, the smell of roasting chestnuts, the Christmas displays, the holiday markets, the ice skating…it’s something you’ve got to experience in person to truly appreciate.



But I dunno…this year, it just hasn’t been quite the same.

I’m not seeing quite as many decorations up…

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