Christmas

Unwrapped gift

The days between Christmas and New Years can feel heavy. The gifts are unwrapped, only cookie crumbs remain in the pretty tins, and returning to school or work is only […]

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I’m getting married this New Year’s Eve. The jazzy song that questions, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” holds a whole new meaning for me (and yes, I do […]

Magical Lights

Each December the weather in Chicago transforms into a super-villain, wielding the cold like a weapon, freezing everything in its path. A few years ago, with winter’s formidable appearance on […]

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“Through the many winters, Your touch brings me comfort Your song lifts me up and carries me to Spring… Through all the tears to come, All my many trials Till […]

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More Love

Dec 19, 2013 by

We moved around a lot when I was young, but by the time I was three years old, we’d settled into a little yellow cape cod on a suburban cul-de-sac […]

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When my husband suggested we place a second Christmas tree in the front room, I knew I must have misunderstood him. This is a man who loves Christmas decorated with […]

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Lisa-Jo wrote a beautiful Advent series a while back called Pregnant with Christmas. Today’s post was the final part of that series. The first time I give birth, I am […]

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Oh friend, Just sitting down to write this post nearly brings me to tears. Because I see you. Not with my eyes, but in my heart. I see you sitting […]