Andrea Phillips
Day 6: Go Tell It On The Mountain

Day 6: Go Tell It On The Mountain

While shepherds kept their watchingover silent flocks by night,behold throughout the heavens,there shone a holy light. Go, tell it on the mountain,over the hills and everywhere.Go, tell it on the mountainthat Jesus Christ is born. The shepherds feared and trembledwhen...

Day 1: The First Noel

Day 1: The First Noel

The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter's night that was so deep Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! They looked up and saw a star Shining in...

Family: A Holiday Balancing Act

Family: A Holiday Balancing Act

Family: A Holiday Balancing Act friend and I were recently discussing our plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I mentioned that in years past, we would typically spend it at home, with an open invite to my husband’s extended family (mother,...

Just Like Our Father

Just Like Our Father

Just Like Our Father Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.Ephesians 5:1  y husband recently traveled for work, leaving me home alone with our three children. He very rarely travels, and my almost four-year-old daughter has been potty...

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our DaysTeach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12 oth of my little boys lost a tooth last month and in an instant, their smiles were different. When it happened, each held their tiny tooth in their...

When To Seek Professional Help

When To Seek Professional Help

When to Seek Professional Help  A counselor I know once described therapy like this: There are the things about ourselves that we know we know. How much sleep we need to be able to function in the morning or what foods will make us sick. There are also things...

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries   y mother is mentally ill. (Full disclosure: I was in my twenties before I was able to say this sentence aloud).   She suffers from a personality disorder that cannot be treated medically and that makes it near...

Navigating the Waves

Navigating the Waves

Navigating the Waves Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to...

Praise for the Fleas

Praise for the Fleas

Praise for the Fleas See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Thessalonians...

Missing Milestones

Missing Milestones

reviously, this time of year always felt like milestone season. Calendars are crowded with graduations, awards ceremonies, proms, weddings, and countless other events that signify an accomplishment, achievement, or celebration on the passing into a...

A New Thing

A New Thing

A New Thing  Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 f you would have told me a...