Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Baking 2016 – EASY MICROWAVE FUDGE

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 2! Yum! For years I’ve been making and selling fudge.  This Christmas I retire.  Already I feel the freedom! I have really, really enjoyed my customers and the other vendors.  I will miss everyone tremendously, but now is the time for family.  We can only stretch …

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Mary’s YES

Source: Mary’s YES During this Christmas season, we are presented with many opportunities to remember Mary as a mother.  Every manger scene we see has Mary with her precious baby Jesus.  This morning as I gazed at the manger scene set up in our church, I saw Mary and Joseph gazing in awe upon their baby …

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A Final Gift from my Dad – Christmas 2011

Dad had been diagnosed with cancer since September and the doctors weren’t sure he’d make it until Christmas, but the one thing Dad wanted was his family to be together with him for Christmas.  Plans were made and the family aimed for Boxing Day.  My brother and his family would even fly in from the …

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