(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 1/6
the top 64 Christmas songs ever, click here. To skip slightly ahead and see the Four Regions of the Mom Returns and Finale (Enjoy this while you read):   I love Christmas music, voting (on things (Non)Traditional Christmas Post 1/6 ). Especially over Christmas!!! I've mentioned before that I've been listening to the podcast, Creative Christmas new Christmas material . . . much like a Damn Fine Music playlist! Here's one you won't find on Christmas music. To kill or enlighten the time, here's an innocuous (but lively!) conversation/competition of the greatest Christmas songs of all time! Confidant, and on it, one of the hosts, Jason Joel Lautenschleger is running a Best Christmas Song Merry Christmas music
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 5/6 : From the Book of Babes
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 5/6 : From the Book of Babes Christmas story . "The cross is made from wood, like the Christmas tree!" she said. I'll never look at a Christmas a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out." Indeed, Christmas is about the star tree the same way again. Judah had to help here. "Christmas mad is about the sin that God made Christmas understanding of Christmas than my past five posts combined. Kids these days. "Christmas is about the , this was the page that she confidently yelled out from her drawing room, "Christmas is so easy to Eden, our six year old, has worked on this for the past two days. It summarizes Christmas better than I ever could.
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 6/6 : A TRUE Christmas Story
my office trying to think of what to do, how I could save Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the (Non)Traditional Christmas Post 6/6 : A TRUE Christmas Story Christmas story from America were suddenly and completely gone. Christmas was ruined. Judah ran ahead to tell mom and for us. They prayed for the taxi driver’s heart. Then, we ate, made hot chocolate, and made Christmas door. The Christmas tree shone in the corner, the stockings hung nearby, and Christmas music was Christmas it saved Christmas and embodied the reason for the season. season kept running through my mind like a bad Christmas carol, but it wasn’t comforting. Josey tried
Hunting for more than a Christmas Tree
, Christmas music, no nothin. Because Christmas isn't about consumerism. Because Christmas isn't about it. Completely. Which is why we hang garland from the windows, bake Christmas shaped cookies, hang frozen snow in search of the imperfect Christmas tree that we’ll decorate our tree with popcorn, lights Hunting for more than a Christmas Tree Christmas asked.   “To get a Christmas tree!!!”  ”Nope. That’s what we’re doing, but why are we doing it?”  “To a few family and friends who don't celebrate Christmas. No Christmas trees, no Christmas lights Christmas trees
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 3/6 : Movie Night
Christmas movie. And you won't find it on any other Christmas list. Christmas Dad! But for the dad, all is okay, because Ralphie get's his Red Rider BB Gun - and the This year we've added a new nontraditional yet VERY Christmasy sort of story to our C-Movie VERY Christmasy sort of story that is full of redemption, humility, mercy, and forgiveness - all (Non)Traditional Christmas Post 3/6 : Movie Night Christmas Movies and Christmas go hand in hand because at times, they get it just right. Like this scene Express A Christmas Story Home Alone This year however, we've added a new one - a nontraditional yet Christmas movies from A Christmas Story: I can't help but see my dad in this clip. It's the perfect scene of a father
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 4/6 : A History of Peace on Earth
sermon here) That’s the King that was born on Christmas day, and because He does not share power and the world he observed around him. He heard the Christmas bells that December day and the singing Christmas Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth (Non)Traditional Christmas Post 4/6 : A History of Peace on Earth require him to be “long in healing,” at least six months. On Christmas day, 1863, Longfellow—a 57-year dead, nor doth He sleep!” The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, Because, on Christmas morning
(Non)Traditional Christmas Post 2/6 : Jarrett and Joseph
traditional Christmas story and briefly mentioned a song by Michael Card, “How Could it Be?” In this since my last Christmas at home (yes, it’s a Christmas song, but no way will it every make a top 64 Christmas (Non)Traditional Christmas Post 2/6 : Jarrett and Joseph
Humilitas
. The Christmas tree shone in the corner, the stockings hung nearby, and Christmas music was playing ruined Christmas. Josey tried to encourage and to help. She called a friend. “Is there any chance There was nothing I could do about it, Christmas was ruined. And it was my fault. Until I was reminded of what Christmas is all about. office trying to think of what to do, how I could save Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season kept running through my mind like a bad Christmas carol, but it wasn’t comforting because Jesus brought Christmas drained and his head dropped. All our gifts from America were suddenly and completely gone. Christmas
Unexpected Kindness
This is the second holiday in less than five months that’s been saved by a stranger. Christmas
A Forever Foreigner
, and share Chinafied Thanksgiving meals. We would fight, walk out on movies, and spend Christmas Christmases later, they sing carols with some of their favorite people in the world. And it is beautiful
Day 53 : Our Shelter from the storms
the guards to carry it down and throw it away. Our "fireplace" of candles for Christmas . . . because when we'll sell it. All of it. Our memories. Our day to day. Our home. I took this over Christmas
Day 99 : Comforts
go-to on a long day. When Luke Schuster returned for Christmas from Canada, we ate here. On Sundays
Day 46 : Early birthday dinner and questionable job requirements
memorable portion of the day came at the hands of a job application. Since Christmas, I've been applying for
Time, Travel, and Road Signs
spontaneity of road trips. From a wrapped gift at the Christmas Motel to an elaborate stagecoach at
Open Thoughts : A Family of Home, not perfection
stuffed our Christmas stockings, our little monster of a creation became the centerpiece of the living . Because that fireplace, the one with the Christmas tree lights for a fire had embossed glass that was in China that was made from an old chest with one side cut out, with Christmas lights behind
Day 94 : There . . .
Christmas stipend. The second was a motorcycle that was built and gifted by a former student. I loved that
Some movies to consider and perhaps brew coffee for
Christmas or Thanksgiving. And then again, several years from now when I can quote it and laugh at it and
Mother's Day : A History of Dian(n)e
(which I loved!) and letting me go camping with the family, or ride around looking at Christmas lights
Get to know your enemy
) seems to be helping out. Josey and I first watched Band of Brothers over Christmas break of 2012 and
Summer Homework for Teachers
Christmas break is for. Summertime, however, is the allotted, much needed, time of evaluation and
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