Last Sunday morning, a week before Christmas Eve, I finally hung our Moravian star on the front porch. In the hustle and bustle of the season I hadn’t taken it out of its Home Depot box and gotten Keith to patiently put the plastic triangles together. I missed it shining out there at night and… Continue reading Christmas Past and Present
I have a confession to make - I do not love Hallmark Christmas movies. I know this will come as a shock to my many friends who love nothing more than curling up on the couch on a cold winter night and being transported to a world where everyone lives in beautifully decorated homes filled… Continue reading Not a Hallmark Movie
Here's to a quiet Christmas Like most everyone I know, I have been on the runaway Polar Express since Thanksgiving. When I was looking at the calendar back in November, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed innocent enough. I loved filling in the squares with all the extra activities - family dinners and holiday… Continue reading A Quiet Christmas
I have the post-Christmas blahs. I'm not talking the 'sit in the corner and cry' type of depression or the 'stay in bed with the covers over your head' kind - I just have the lethargy that comes when it is cold and wet and dreary and the excitement of getting ready for the big… Continue reading The Post Christmas Blahs
How to make Christmas meaningful? That has been our discussion in Sunday School these past few weeks and one that I struggle with each year. Christmas is a challenge when you have grown up in the church, when every year you have heard the same story about the baby in the manger, the shepherds and… Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?