Did you know that today is the last day to order the phenomenol “What’s In The Bible?” series (five DVD’s and the Christmas special for $37.99 instead of the regularly priced $89.99) and receive it by Christmas?  The set will remain at this price until January 1 but for you little Christmas elves, today is the last day to get it in time to put under the tree.

Yes, I am an affiliate.  Yes, I get a small percentage of the sales from the click-thru’s here at Mommy on Fire (I can assure you I am not getting rich on it though it does help with regular bloggy costs) but let me tell you, I LOVE this series.

Brother Louie is the bomb.  I have learned how the word “Christmas” came to be.  I heard all about the canons.

And my kids love it.  We all pretty much sing the songs all day.

Should you choose to put it under the tree for your little Christmas joys, please click below!

Now on to “As of Late” with Critty Joy…

Lately, I’ve been getting very little sleep.  And it’s my own fault.  And Mary DeMuth’s for writing a book as good as Thin Places.  And now I blame Francine Rivers for Redeeming Love.

Lately, I think I need more self-control – in what I eat, in exercise, in bedtime, in quiet time, in all time.  I think it’s my new word for 2012.

Lately, I won’t lie that I love when my three year old asks if we can get married.

Lately, I’ve been so thankful for God’s provision of delivering my oldest from anxiety and fear and giving her the courage to delve into a passion that I think is real – riding horses.

Lately, I’ve been thinking this is such a magical time for children and while we don’t want to over-do it and we don’t want to teach them it’s just about Santa Claus, we do need to remember that Christmas is a time of wonder not just for our little people but for us as well.

Lately, I’ve been eating too much chocolate.  As if there were such a thing.

And maybe drinking too much wine.  See second sentence above.  Then read about my self-control issues.

Lately, I’ve been trying to force myself to pray for those who wrong me and I do but it’s hard I tell you…

Lately, I have been feeling an overwhelming gratitude that today, perhaps maybe as you read this, all three of my children will sing on a stage for their Christmas program – two in the morning at preschool and one big, bad first grader in the evening.

Lately, I remember sitting on my bed in a small bungalow home at the age of 27 and being newly-divorced.  Wondering if I would ever marry again.  Worried that my dream of being a mommy someday may never get to be.

So lately, I eat this Christmas program day up even more.

Lately, Jason and I have been given more opportunity to just trust.  And we do – even when it’s not easy.

Lately, I’ve been listening to this version of my favorite – “O Holy Night” by Chris Tomlin. It’s my gift to you today…



Peace to you, friends.  May your day be blessed.


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