Christmas

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 […]

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If I’m being honest with you, I only went to the Christmas tree place because I knew my kids would want to look back and see pictures of me there […]

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From 30,000 feet up, I stare out the window of seat 11A onto changing landscape. First high desert, then expansive grasslands, then rolling hills and snaking rivers with tall tree […]