Christmas

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On Hope

Merry Christmas. I love this season of birth, and life, and hope. We are haphazardly telling our children the Advent story and I am stuck somewhere around Abraham and Sarah and God’s promises to them. It is told in Genesis, this story of life come lately, of faith, of promise, and of hope. Then retold again in Romans as a reminder of faith, and the grace He provides to partake.  “Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to...

A Few of my Favorite Things: A Giveaway!!

Greetings to my people. I don’t know about you but I am all in for the holiday season … I started wrapping presents last night at 10:30 pm. I would have started earlier but it took me a half an hour to find the tape. Bring on the pilot nutcracker, the christmas music, the inappropriate amounts of chocolate, the homemade advent calendar, and the redneck house lights. I AM READY. In the spirit of midnight present wrapping in November, and as a...

Merry Christmas. And Pictures.

I love Christmas. Sometimes I talk about Mary. Once, I talked about shepherds (one of my favorites). Two years ago, I told you about Second Son. Last year, I talked about how Christmas was hard. The kids watched a lot of television. I mentioned Jesus a few times … I think. Our advent activity/countdown boxes laid in a pile on the couch. There was no cookie making, no crafts, and maybe more than a few momma meltdowns. Daddy was half...

Merry Christmas. And Shepherds.

I’ve lost two babes at two different times in the days before Christmas. And so I revel in the humanity of the players in that first Nativity. I empathize with young Mary, of course. I keep thinking of her physical feelings, her emotions at being a first-time mother. Closing my eyes and thinking of her in labor…in a cave/stable/animal dwelling. The smell, the temperature, the dust…the pain. Cleaning, or trying to clean him. Nursing him for the first time. How...