author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Tag: A Joy-Filled Christmas

Streamline Your Christmas Calendar

Streamline Your Christmas Calendar

I’m not here to tell you what can or can’t be on your calendar or how many activities you should or shouldn’t do in a week. That’s for you to decide what best fits your family. I’m here to ask you a few helpful questions […]

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Loosening Christmas Expectations

Loosening Christmas Expectations

Expectations often feel like chains when we feel compelled to act instead of eager and willing. By loosening expectations of ourselves and family we’ll stress less, enjoy our family and friends more, and be able to actively participate in the heart of the season. What […]

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A Joy-Filled Christmas Giveaway!

A Joy-Filled Christmas Giveaway!

I know it’s still November, but here’s where I secretly (or rather, not so secretly) admit I’ve been listening to Christmas music as I’ve prepped and written this series the last few weeks. Usually I try to wait until after Thanksgiving, but I couldn’t help […]

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Examining Your Christmas Traditions

Examining Your Christmas Traditions

Traditions are built over time as a way of marking what’s important to our family. I like to think of traditions as modern-day altars of remembrances. “A tradition is the handing down of information, beliefs, worldview from one generation to another by word of mouth […]

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Simplify Christmas with Yearly Priorities

Simplify Christmas with Yearly Priorities

There are so many great Christmas activities, ideas, and traditions, but every great idea doesn’t need to be executed immediately. One way to choose more joy and less stress at Christmas and not find ourselves shoulder-deep in Christmas “have-to” is to have a family (or […]

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