Family Life · Holidays

Pieces of Our Christ-Centered Hanukkah Celebration

This week has been busy. The Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah, began on Tuesday evening, and we have been celebrating the joy of Jesus being our light, and thinking about ways to rededicate our "temples," or lives/bodies to the Lord. I have many thoughts about Hanukkah, and how to celebrate in a Jesus-honoring way, but… Continue reading Pieces of Our Christ-Centered Hanukkah Celebration

Bible Study · Holidays

The Feast of Unleavened Bread and How it Relates to Christians Today

My children and I have been going through a really important and fun study lately.  We just finished up Chapter 2 of The Beauty of Jesus through the Feasts.  It is not too late to jump into this study!  You can also purchase the study guide here. As I shared earlier, since our move, I have become… Continue reading The Feast of Unleavened Bread and How it Relates to Christians Today

Bible Study · Holidays

Passover and How It Relates to Christians Today

It is nearly December, and here I am talking about Passover!  I have a good reason for it.  My family has recently finished working through Chapter 1 of The Beauty of Jesus through the Feasts.  It is not too late to jump into this study!  You can also purchase the study guide here. Since our… Continue reading Passover and How It Relates to Christians Today

Bible Study · Holidays

The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts Study Begins Soon

The way Jesus is foreshadowed in the Biblical feasts is fascinating! I was very excited to learn that a new book written by Daniel Krebs and Darlene Schacht (otherwise known as The Time Warp Wife) is hot off the presses about this topic. My family hasn't celebrated Christmas for a few years now. And so,… Continue reading The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts Study Begins Soon

Holidays

Choosing the Old Path – Thoughts about the Feast of Tabernacles

I can hardly sleep I'm so excited. This evening at sundown marks the beginning of The Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot)! No, we are not Jewish. My husband was brought up in the Southern Baptist church, and my background consists of a mix of Catholicism, a Pentecostal-like environment, and a more contemporary church. I became… Continue reading Choosing the Old Path – Thoughts about the Feast of Tabernacles

Family Life · Holidays

Is Celebrating Christ’s Birth Wrong? Part 2 of Our Christmas Series

A few days ago I shared with you my growing conviction concerning celebrating Christmas.  The gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit has been slowly stirring my soul to action, and I want to always heed to His voice, although my flesh does not want to give up Christmas! Anyhow, I would like to answer a… Continue reading Is Celebrating Christ’s Birth Wrong? Part 2 of Our Christmas Series

Holidays · Homemaking · Printables

FREE Family Tradition Notebook Printable Pack

Since we've been discussing traditions this month, I thought it might be fun to put together a Family Tradition Printable Pack for y'all. This pack is absolutely free.  A page for each month is included, but of course feel free to print out as many pages as you would like.  This is a place for… Continue reading FREE Family Tradition Notebook Printable Pack

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 3- What to Look for in Traditions

When we decide to implement traditions in our homes, what should we look for?  Last week, we discussed that considering God and His Word before deciding on which traditions to pursue was the single most important factor to consider. Besides this, what else is there?  Well, there are a number of things that we should look… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 3- What to Look for in Traditions

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 2 – Giving Your Traditions to God

Read Part 1 in this series here. Family traditions are a beautiful way to instill memories, and even values into our children.  I'm so excited to begin digging deeper into this topic as the holiday season is growing near.  I can imagine now all of the fun we will have with our families! But first,… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 2 – Giving Your Traditions to God

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 1

It's October, and the holidays are right around the corner!  While I'm sure this brings a smile to some of your faces, simultaneously a collective sigh can be heard from mothers around the world.  Along with the holiday season comes commitments.  Sometimes these commitments seem stifling, and they interfere with our family time.  Are all… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 1

Family Life · Holidays

A Christian Simchat Torah Celebration – A Time of Rejoicing in God’s Word!

"How sweet are Your words to my taste!  Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Psalm 119:103 Last week, our family celebrated The Feast of Tabernacles, otherwise known as Sukkot, in our home for Christ.  It was a beautiful time of celebrating Christ's birth. On the ninth day after The Feast of Tabernacles began, is… Continue reading A Christian Simchat Torah Celebration – A Time of Rejoicing in God’s Word!

Family Life · Holidays

A Christian Feast of Tabernacles Celebration

Traditions are beautiful.  I can almost think of nothing sweeter than when my children's excitement grows when a beloved yearly tradition grows near. Unfortunately, sometimes traditions are lost.  As some of you may know, my family decided that Christmas might not be the best way to celebrate Christ a few years ago.  How I mourned… Continue reading A Christian Feast of Tabernacles Celebration

Family Life · Holidays

The Problem with Santa Claus

As some of you probably know already, my family is not celebrating Christmas this year. Contrary to popular belief, we are not running away in terror from every single Christmas nuance seen, and we are even walking in a "Christmas" parade this year.   We just believe that Christmas might not be the best way to… Continue reading The Problem with Santa Claus

Family Life · Holidays

Materialism, Children, and Parenting

After much prayer and study, about two months ago our family decided that Christmas might not be the way Christ would like to be celebrated.  What was the one thing about forgoing this celebration that bothered me the most?  Our children would possibly not receive any gifts from us during the holiday season.  Sad, I know.   This is… Continue reading Materialism, Children, and Parenting

Family Life · Holidays

The Sufficiency of Scripture and What Next? Part 5 of our Christmas Series

I thought that I was finished exploring Christmas in light of scripture, and then I came across a three part series on Sermon Audio.  Of course, I don't agree with everything discussed in these messages, but as a whole they bring up some great points.  I'm sharing them below. Christmass Condemned by Christ Part 1 Christmass… Continue reading The Sufficiency of Scripture and What Next? Part 5 of our Christmas Series

Family Life · Holidays

The Worldliness of Christmas…Part 4 of Our Christmas Series

In my last post, I shared some of the pagan roots of Christmas with y'all.  Really quickly, I would like to share my heart about this topic before I go any further.  I have always loved Christmas.  My goal here is not to be a scrooge, or to look down on families who do celebrate… Continue reading The Worldliness of Christmas…Part 4 of Our Christmas Series

Family Life · Holidays

The Pagan Roots of Christmas…Part 3 of Our Christmas Series

"Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are vain." Jeremiah 10:1-3 When I left off in part 2 of this series, I explained why I believe that Christ's birth should not be honored on December 25th.  Here is a recap: Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival honoring… Continue reading The Pagan Roots of Christmas…Part 3 of Our Christmas Series