Hold on to Hope

Advent, faith

I took a somewhat unintentional break from blogging for Advent but my heart is full and needs emptying. Limiting my time online for Advent has been very good. It’s given me time to focus on Christmas preparation, on gift-buying and making, and most especially, time for more quiet. When I think of Advent, I’d describe […]

December 18, 2015

Advent Songs of Hope {#WorthRevisit}

Advent, faith, Music

{Today I’m sharing part of my Advent Songs of Hope post from last year for Allison Gingras’s Reconciled To You #WorthRevisit link-up. I changed the playlist’s title from Advent 2013 to just Advent and I’ve added/taken out some of the songs from last year but it’s still mostly the same beautiful songs of Hope and Promise as we await […]

December 18, 2014

5 St. Nicholas Books we Love

Advent, Books, Christmas, faith

Last year, I shared 5 St. Nicholas books for Kids we love and I’m re-blogging it to link up with Call Her Happy’s 5 Favorites and Allison Gingras’s WorthReVisit Wednesday Linkup. Since it is now Thursday and no longer Wednesday (when did that happen?!), I’ll label this as a #ThrowbackThursday for some extra hashtag flair. ~ Five […]

December 4, 2014

Advent songs of Hope

Advent, faith, Music

I love music. I can’t tell you the names of many artists or the names of their songs or when they wrote them and what number on the billboard their songs reached. I probably couldn’t even tell you the name of my favorite song. I could hum it for you but it wouldn’t sound the […]

December 16, 2013

The Flame of Hope

Advent, faith

Today, I invite you to join in the CatholicMom.com’s Advent Wreath Link-Up. We keep ours pretty fairly simple. The same ol’ brass (though I prefer calling it “gold”) Advent candle ring that we’ve used forever, 4 candles, and a little Christmas wreath and (artificial) garland around it all.   I really almost like the one our 7-year-old […]

December 8, 2013