Before we even get to the big questions of Christmas (how do we explain santa to our kids, what evangelistic events can we put on for our neighbours, who is going to get socks as a gift this year?!), we come to the question of advent. Have you even thought about it? Or is it … Continue reading ADVENT – How are you doing it this year?
Sitting in my parents bible study group this week, I heard all the stories of stressful Christmas decisions. Who's house to go to this year, which grandparents you would see on the day, who was going to do the cooking. This, I know, is just the tip of the Christmas stress iceberg. After hearing all … Continue reading The Christmas Pledge for Mums
Welcome to week three of our journey into the life of Mary. Don't forget to catch up on last week's summary post over on Naomi's blog if you missed it. This week we looked at the exciting story of Jesus being born: "While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, … Continue reading Mary (Week 3) – A teenager in labour
Here's an exciting advent idea for you! Every day in advent, send a letter. In this digital era, lets take this advent to get back to writing and encouraging others through it. Just download your advent happy mail poster below, and everyday cross off one person from it. You could even change some of the … Continue reading Advent Happy Mail
Whoop Whoop! It's Christmas shopping time, and I wanted to share with you all some great shopping ideas you might not have thought of (that are secretly on my own Chritsmas list)... For the men in your life A few weeks back, me and my husband went to see James Acaster live on his Classic … Continue reading Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas for 2017
We all love having a nosy at what everyone else got for Christmas, so here are my four favourite Christmas gifts from 2016. Yorkshire Tea - showcased by my handsome son, I was surprisingly excited to get a tin of Yorkshire Tea. Mainly because I love tea (you rarely find me without tea in my hand) … Continue reading My Favourite Christmas Gifts 2016
Christmas is only two days away and I am sure you have had your fill of nativity plays and the like. The sort that have cute children playing a serene Mary and Joseph, shepherds with tea towels on their heads and girly angels with frilly dresses and wings. Well I am sorry to break … Continue reading Inconvenient parts of the nativity story
Last year I was involved in running a nativity themed treasure hunt at our estate Christmas event. I wanted to add some fun for the kids, but also bring in the real characters of Christmas. The idea was really simple. Give each child an envelope and hide the nativity characters around the estate (I provided … Continue reading FREE Nativity Treasure Hunt
Christmas Eve boxes are all the rage at the moment - another thing to spend money on to make sure Christmas is magical for your kids. And I do get it - it is all about anticipation and planning fun things that your kids will remember. But sometimes all these "Christmas traditions" just add to … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Eve box for FREE!
So I am feeling rather festive at the moment after weeks of preparing everything at work and now the decorations have gone up at home. It got me thinking about how I am going to bless those around me this year. I have done numerous things in the past - leaving secret hampers for neighbours, … Continue reading Candy Cane Bombing!