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Why You Should Spend Less This Christmas: Advent Conspiracy

|By Katie Bennett| Advent Conspiracy, Celebrate Christmas Differently, Simple Life, Thoughts From Katie

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  “That sweater she won’t like, that random gift card, that toy he doesn’t need.” Why do we spend so much money on gifts that lack meaning at Christmastime? Could it be that we believe the $ spent directly represents our love? Our culture may tell us so. And we do love these people, so we spend, […] Read more…

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Truth in Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands

|By Katie Bennett| Celebrate Christmas Differently, Simple Life, Thoughts From Katie

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An Advent Experience I am quite excited about the advent experience my kiddos and I are doing this year! It’s all contained in an ebook that’s available for instant download here called Truth in Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands. Each day leading up to Christmas in the month of December you and your children will […] Read more…

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Worship Fully This Christmas: Advent Conspiracy

|By Katie Bennett| Advent Conspiracy, Celebrate Christmas Differently, Simple Life, Thoughts From Katie

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  What would it mean for you to worship fully this Christmas season? Perhaps that would require pausing, resting, waiting on God and rediscovering awe over what He did at Christmas. Perhaps it would require deeply ingesting the reality that Jesus came as Immanuel, God with us. Advent Conspiracy authors put it this way, “Mary’s […] Read more…

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3 Problem Areas to Quickly Declutter in Your Kitchen

|By Katie Bennett| Thoughts From Katie

3 problem areas to quickly declutter in your kitchen

If you’re like me, the kitchen is the central hub of your house. As a stay-at-home, work-at-home, full-time mama of two young kids, I am constantly prepping meals and snacks and endlessly cleaning. While I am naturally more of a “clutter person,” my husband is an “efficiency, functional, no-clutter person,” and through the course of […] Read more…

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Turn Your Christmas Upside Down | Advent Conspiracy

|By Katie Bennett| Advent Conspiracy, Celebrate Christmas Differently, Simple Life, Thoughts From Katie

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas lately. Anyone else? I love this time of year for so many reasons: the Christmas music, the decorations, the excitement and energy, the family and food. For the past several years, my church has participated in something called the Advent Conspiracy Movement. It has deeply affected me. In […] Read more…

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