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Wrapping Up Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, the baking is done and the stockings are stuffed. I’m feeling pretty good about just sitting back and relaxing for the next few days. This has been a crazy couple of months.  October through December are always full with scheduled events and added work but this years little … Continue reading

Secret Treasures at Christmas Time

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is curl up on the couch, sip hot cocoa, dim the lights and let the Christmas tree’s light fill the dark space.  My mind quiets down and I begin to ponder. That word ponder always reminds me of the Bible verse in Luke 2 where … Continue reading

Keeping the Crazy Out of Christmas

We are in full-fledged Christmas mode.  The tree is up, decorated and topped with a Santa hat. Our son was home from college at Thanksgiving and the weather was beautiful so why not trim the tree the same weekend we are giving thanks! This is a busy time of year and we can sometimes be … Continue reading

Taking It Easy This Christmas Season

People keep saying, “Where have you been?… How are you? I haven’t seen you around.“ I’m good… really. I’m quiet, you know.  I read more and talk less.  My family might disagree on that point. But it’s true.  I process inside and don’t always translate all that to the outside. But honestly, I’m good. We had … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Greetings

Here it is Christmas Eve and the stockings are hung with a walking stick, nails, and ribbon…along with some care.  I’m glad I like it because it took a whole lot of something to get them all up there! The cards and packages are mailed; presents are almost all wrapped; cupboards, frig and freezer full; and the house is filled with … Continue reading

The Iron Man Gift of Love

For a while now, Matt has been informing me of his desire to be Iron Man.  He’s in that stage of pretend; everything is real— from cooking meals in his pretend kitchen to driving spaceships through the sky.  Wanting to be Iron Man is just one more desire in the land of pretend. Last week, Emily and I … Continue reading