Traditions and Remembering

The Nutcracker ballet holds a special place in our family.  Many of the familiar music pieces were used in Susan and my wedding.  Little did we know that our oldest would be a ballerina and perform in the Nutcracker for the past 8 years (see above picture for a glimpse!).  You see, the ballet has become more than event, it has become a tradition in our household.  It is something that brings us great joy as we reconnect over shared experiences. While many people may look down on traditions as idolizing the past, in the best sense of the word, … Continue reading Traditions and Remembering

Advent 2017 – Up Close and Personal – Monday, December 18

Romans 16:25–27 25 Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time. 26 But now as the prophets foretold and as the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him. 27 All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.  (underline mine) AN ADVENT PRAYER I want to be strong.  I want to stay in the … Continue reading Advent 2017 – Up Close and Personal – Monday, December 18