Celebrate with Joy: Week 1

christmas joy

Image by ishane What is Christmas? It is not a winter festival. It is not the inevitable annual energy drain. It is not a few holidays to give us a break. It is not a time to fill our children’s heads with “visions of sugar plums.” Christmas is a season of holy days (the original meanings of “holidays”), filled with rich symbolism. It is a many sided object lesson using the Symbols of the Season to give us glimpses of heaven’s glory. It is a […]

Upcoming… Healthy Holidays Eats and Sweets Carnival


I love Christmas food! Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet or mashed potatoes (or both), hot spiced apple cider, “sugar” cookies…There is something about holiday food that is incredibly festive and celebratory, and so very familar and comforting as well. Unfortunately, holidays often tend to be a time when many of us fall off of the healthy eating bandwagon. Completely understandably, in my opinion. There are so many yummy and tempting offerings, who can say no? I prefer not to have to! This year I would […]

Help me out, ladies! (Father’s Day surprise- stop reading, Ryan!)

Celebrating Our First Passover Supper

Happy New Year (and it’s great to be blogging again)!

Merry Christmas (and a bit of housekeeping)

Guilt-free Christmas Snacking

I promised some healthy Christmas snacks, and though I haven’t been feeling well this past week, I figured I could still manage to get a few ideas out to you and maybe spark up a bit more of an appetite for myself in the process! Christmas treats really don’t need to revolve around sugar, so I’ve included a few savory treats that I just love to nibble on. Here are a few of my favorite, non-sweet snacking ideas this time of year: A bowl of […]

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas