Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38

When you have a blended family you have to make traditions that work for you.  In this family our Christmas Eve and Christmas day happen only when the 6 kids are in our home. The younger ones who still believe in the magic of Santa, will also choose to believe that Santa understands our familyContinue reading “Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38”

Advent: LOVE #Thisis38

We are headed to church here in a couple of hours.  The kids have a Christmas Pageant.  For the last few years, this service has served as my Christmas Eve or Christmas church event. The Advent season is so beautiful and wonderful.  A season of hope!  On this last Sunday of Advent, the 4th Sunday,Continue reading “Advent: LOVE #Thisis38”

Important Gifts #Thisis38

In my Devotion for yesterday was a message that hit real close to home.  A message about the most important gifts that we give to others. Have you guys seen those images/posts on Facebook about “Presence over Presents”?  Well, I love those.  For multiple reasons.  The first being that I have a very difficult timeContinue reading “Important Gifts #Thisis38”

Grace #Thisis38

The Truth: God is for you.  “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31)  Lara Casey Make It Happen and The Bible.  I own the beautiful cross in this picture and it is in my room for me to look at everyday.  Now, if I could just commit this verse to memory!Continue reading “Grace #Thisis38”

Change #Thisis38

Yesterday I did one of those random things on Facebook that tells you based off your profile what your word for the next year will be!  I don’t know why I did it, because like 10 other people in my feed had…peer pressure. Well, my word for 2019 is Change.  “Stephanie, get ready for yourContinue reading “Change #Thisis38”

Thankful Day 23-28

I’m just a touch behind.  LOL….I truly enjoyed spending time with my family over the Thanksgiving holiday, so here I am ready to catch up. Day 23…a teacher I am thankful for, my goodness do I have so many.  Though I can honestly say that all the teachers that come to mind are from churchContinue reading “Thankful Day 23-28”

Thankful Days 15-19

Day 15…A mystery I am thankful for.  God, that is my answer.  Now some of you may say that my faith in God must not be strong if I think it is a mystery, but I don’t believe that is true.  We know this life, these stories from the church and from the bible, butContinue reading “Thankful Days 15-19”

Thankful Day 11&12

  11. A gift from God that I am thankful for…my divorce!  Yes, you read that right.  I know that God had a hand in the way that my break up with my ex played out.  At the time of course, I asked God why it was happening to me??  But now, I know itContinue reading “Thankful Day 11&12”

Thankful Day 10

A possession I am thankful for, since I already used my home as the place that I am thankful for in day 6, I suppose that I should choose something else.  Though I think it is important to note that it is fitting here as well. There are a couple of things and I amContinue reading “Thankful Day 10”

Thankful Day 8&9

  8. A family member that I am thankful for: my husband, Paul! Yesterday an old-worker, friend of mine posted on Facebook about her sister that is in an abusive relationship.  She is so worried and scared for her sister.  I honestly can’t even imagine. What I did think about though was the relationship thatContinue reading “Thankful Day 8&9”