Advent post for Christine Sine's Godspace

I recently wrote a piece for Christine Sine’s Advent series: “Jesus is Near, How Do We Draw Close.” It really is about how I’m looking for Joy in my minivan life: “Joy in the Glorious, the Ordinary & the Dry.” I put a lot of heart into it and I’d love it if you’d check […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: Something About Mary

(Idelette’s note: Today we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, the greatest revolutionary and gift to the world ever. Danielle Strickland writes on the woman who gave birth to Jesus, a revolutionary in her own right. What a great perspective from a woman who does her part to incite a revolution for Jesus on […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: Christ-in-our-mess

(Idelette’s note: It’s ironic, as I’m posting this, Scott just swept up some broken glass, Sarah hurt her arm from a stocking that fell off the fireplace and the kids are making lots of noise. It’s Christmas at Linwood House and everything is so beautiful, so perfect … then, well, enter us humans. Yes, life […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: Experiencing the Gift

(Idelette’s note: I love experience gifts. In fact, this year our family has created several experience gifts for those on our list. Thank you, Carey, for inspiring us to make more memories with and for those we love.) Experiencing the Gift: Creating Lasting Memories by Carey Denman My grandmother was a fantastic cook, the kind […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: line-up for the next 3 days

I’m so thrilled about the three pieces that will still be featured in our globalgirl Advent Adventure today, tomorrow and Friday (Christmas Day) that I wanted to give you a heads up. I don’t want you to miss any of these … So take time out from your Christmas celebrations and come read them. I […]