Archive for December, 2010

The Mark of a Godly Wife

Posted by Susan On December 29, 2010 1 COMMENT

*The following article is an excerpt from an unpublished manuscript I’ve written for young women. Who would have imagined that television’s affect would be so significant in forming the character of a culture! Yet clearly, huge changes evolved between the old “Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Cosby Show,” and subsequent television sitcoms, that reflects very  [ Read More ]

Jesus– the Very Heartbeat of Christmas

Posted by Susan On December 22, 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Christmas is only days away as this is being written. Snow has been falling slowly and steadily, piling up in sparkling mounds of soft whiteness that glitter in the frosty beams of the porch lights. Gifts are wrapped, the tree is decorated in white lights, little brown teddy bears, cranberry colored silk ribbon, clusters of  [ Read More ]

Lessons of Faith from a Christmas Doll

Posted by Susan On December 13, 2010 ADD COMMENTS

One of my great insecurities when I became a mother was that I would never be able to reproduce for my own children those perfect Christmas celebrations that my parents provided for us, where the birth of Jesus Christ was something we rejoiced over, and the day was spent in the comforting embrace of family.  [ Read More ]

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Posted by Susan On December 4, 2010 1 COMMENT

A rustic little sign is positioned on the wall above my kitchen window that says, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It brings back warm memories, for sure, of when our kids were in their early teens, and they had urged us to watch the movie with them on Christmas Eve. Dan and I had tried unsuccessfully  [ Read More ]