Author Archives : Julie Lefebure


Live With Less Stress This Season – The Wonder of Christmas 1

I could feel the stress rising. Three days ago I was reminded Christmas was just two weeks away. I had presents to purchase and wrap. A house to clean for company on December 22. Groceries to buy. Goodies to bake. Work to accomplish at my job. An event in January to plan. As I wrote, […]


What Will We Do With The Grinch? – The Wonder Of Christmas 2

It’s possible we’ll come in contact with a Grinch or two this Christmas season. In fact, I was reminded of these Grinches in our world today after recently watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, I’m not necessarily referring to those who are grumpy or those who despise Christmas. I’m not even thinking of those who […]


Live A Life Of Compassion – The Wonder of Christmas 1

Compassion. Today we’re opening our hearts to it and inviting ourselves to live a life full of it. I’d say there’s no better time to do this than now. compassion :: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it (merriam-webster.com); empathy, grace, kindness, tenderness, mercy (thesaurus.com) The last few days we’ve touched […]


Grieving the loss of a loved one during the holidays

Grieving During The Holidays – The Wonder Of Christmas 4

It was a frigid December day and just five days before Christmas. Everything was cold including the church pew I sat in with my family. I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty before me. This was my childhood church and I had attended many a service in it during Christmastime, but never had I […]


Practical Ways To Keep Christ In The Center – The Wonder of Christmas 8

Yesterday we paused our hustle and bustle to grasp the heart of this holiday season. We were reminded what Christmas is all about. Even dictionary.com tells us the meaning of Christmas. Jesus is the heart of Christmas. There are many who don’t believe what I believe, and maybe you don’t either. We can still hang […]


Let's return to the heart of Christmas

Returning To The Heart Of The Season – The Wonder of Christmas 6

We are well on our way to returning our hearts to the wonder of Christmas. Thank you for stopping over today. If you’ve missed the previous posts in this series, you can catch up here. As I’ve mentioned before, I love Christmas and everything about it. This love, however, has been both a blessing and […]


Embrace An Imperfect Christmas – The Wonder Of Christmas 11

The perfect Christmas. Is there such a thing? The world tells is there is, and it also says we should do everything in our power to achieve one. I used to believe it existed, and I was the one responsible for creating it for our family. Talk about pressure! Maybe I compared our Christmas to […]

An imperfect Christmas is sometimes the best Christmas.