“She will need to know your Christmas traditions so she can look forward to them.”
I stopped in my tracks. What Christmas traditions? I mean, sure, we put up a Christmas tree, but surely everyone did that.
Julie Samaniego, the woman that helped us adopt our four-year old, was adamant.
What’s one of your craziest Christmas memories? I can easily tell you mine: 1996. We were in St. Louis and I was big and pregnant with child number three.
It was Christmas Eve and my husband and I took our three-year old Eric and one-year old Rachel to an amazing family’s home, The Zeidlers.
Advent starts today, Sunday, December 2, 2018!
Oh my stars. A good friend recently asked me to think about my best Christmas memory….
With Thanksgiving over, the Christmas season is here. I don’t know about you, but it’s so incredibly easy to get sucked into the DOING:
Have you ever felt like you could not stop eating a certain food? Or have you ever lost motivation after eating a certain type of meal?
Last week I gave you an inside look into what happens when I consume too much sugar.
It ain’t pretty.
It sounds like such an ugly word, doesn’t it? Yet most of have them. And when something controls us, it more or less takes front row in our life, ruling us.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anything ruling me besides God. So the question becomes: how and why does some THING gain the upper hand in our lives?
The other day I was upset with one of my children. This particular child had their own idea about their life and it did not coincide with mine.
So I threw on my sweats and a sweatshirt, grabbed a water bottle and left the house to go on a long bike ride because I was getting angry and I didn’t want to make a bad situation worse.
When I was in about fifth grade, a new girl came to our school. I was asked to help her find her way through those first few days, which I was happy to do.
As a result, she invited me to her house. She had nice parents. But here’s the deal: while I stood in her home, amid all of the kindness extended to me, I had a spiritual crisis: I realized I didn’t really like the girl.
My name is Lori Doerneman. I live in the Wichita Diocese. I have been married to my husband Russ for 30 years and we have eight children.
Four years ago our son Mitchell announced that he wanted to enter the seminary. He was a senior in high school.
My thoughts at that time:
I hope you are doing SUPERBLY WELL TODAY.
Eric and I are knee-deep into about four different projects and we are respecting our need for PEACE and we are NOT pushing ourselves to get today’s podcast recorded, posted and such.
As I made that decision, you know what helped me? Fruit.