Glory to the New Born King…. in All It’s Unexpected

Would you look for the Savior of the world as a teeny little baby laying in a barn?? Unexpected is sort of God’s specialty and a few things I learned about the story of Mary and Jesus’ life this year really has reminded me that His ways are not our own ….. unexpected is exactly where we find God working! … More Glory to the New Born King…. in All It’s Unexpected

The Tricky Part of Joy

This time of year the word Joy is seen often… but it is not just about happiness for the season. Joy is happiness in all circumstances, so “Joy to the World” is not because it is all happy… it is that Jesus is joy that came to a broken world full of mess…. it can exist in joy thanks to Him. My word of 2020 was joy and it is given me one more chance to try and choose it in the MESS of our Christmas. … More The Tricky Part of Joy

Christmas in July!

Hi friends and welcome to Christmas in July here on the blog! During the holidays I always capture a lot of fun pictures and look forward to sharing them on the blog. But that season is so full and busy, plus I usually get too excited to jump into new year posts, my Christmas fun … More Christmas in July!

Gaylord ICE! 2018

Since yesterday was a snow day, it felt like a good time to get a few of my holiday posts form 2018 live!  Starting with our new family tradition with the Heppes grandkiddos: Day at the Gaylord for ICE! The Gaylord hotels located all over the country get all decked out for the Christmas season … More Gaylord ICE! 2018

Advent 2018

Hi friends – HAPPY ADVENT! Yes, I know a few days late….. which is sorta my thing – but certainly made worse with the combo of hospital life followed immediately by a crazy work week…. all in all – it’s late, but only by 4 days so we are ROLLING WITH IT! Something about Advent … More Advent 2018

Thanksgiving 2017

Brrrr – do you feel that??? Fall is here in Northern Virginia – in fact it has brought with it temps in the 40s – so it is REALLY here! Which means these Thanksgiving posts gotta get live before its time for a new one! Thanksgiving has turned into the big Heppes holiday. It is … More Thanksgiving 2017