Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's a Very Merry Homemade Year Christmas!

Jessica over at The Mac's is giving away a copy A Homemade Year! Go check out her adorable Advent Calendar, felt Nativity scene and tree and learn more about the giveaway - it's a wonderful little Christmas treat for you or someone you love.

Also guess what is $2.99? The Kindle version of A Homemade Year! Go order a few copies for those last few people on your shopping list, especially those far away. Easy peasy.

Writing about True Gifts and Christmas Morning Treats over at Arkansas Women Bloggers...
When I was less than a year old, my father left the U.S. Air Force in order to finish his college education and then to attend seminary. As far back as I can remember, my father has been a Southern Baptist pastor in some capacity, and during my middle childhood years, it was his only vocation; but at heart he is an introverted poet, scholar, and musician, and he never sought the role of senior pastor of a mega-church, never climbed the church leadership ladder. This also meant that our bank account did not climb any ladders, either. For herself, my mother chose to be a stay-at-home mother as her vocation, homeschooling all four of us for a large chunk of our education and creating an amazing environment for creativity. But even though this was what she wanted, what she chose—it was still work, and even though she wasn’t bringing in a paycheck, she still had financial responsibilities. So, the task to find ways to stretch one paycheck as far and as wide as the Atlantic Ocean fell to her...
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We have hit the road for our great Holiday Grand Tour. First to Louisiana to see the in-laws and then on to Arkadelphia (yes that is a real place) to see my family. This holiday has been the strangest thus far, and I am grateful now more than ever for the steadfast love of our families, and the traditions we have all created together. I will probably be a little scare around the interwebs for the next week as I soak up all the love and peace that surrounds me, fold into the rest that is offered, and breathe deeply the hope that is coming.

Wishing you tidings of great comfort and joy this week my friends.
Blessings and love to you and yours,

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