From Our Home to Yours

Thanks for allowing us to share your journey! May you each have a blessed Christmas day as you celebrate what’s most important!

By |December 24th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Holidays, Thank You!|Comments Off on From Our Home to Yours

What Joy Comes Back to You?

Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.

by John Greenleaf Whittier

Find more of Jane’s favorite poetry in Five

By |December 5th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Poetry|0 Comments

Choosing to slow down

My husband has been reading a book called  Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Dr. Richard A. Swenson. At times Steve has shared some of what he has read with me, and a passage he read last night really caught my imagination and set me to thinking overtime about the subject of anticipation and reflection.

By |December 4th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Coffee with Steve, Parenting|0 Comments

Margin in December?

So we’re hurtling headlong toward Christmas, and for most of us that means stumbling over a thousand loose ends and to-do projects that seem to consume our every waking thought at times.



Find some margin.

Read a book with your children.

Go for a walk.

NO holiday is worth losing your peace or being so over-committed that you end up wanting to

By |November 29th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Holidays|0 Comments