Have You Ever Been Fightin’ Mad?

I don’t consider myself an angry person. I doubt that many (if any) people who know me well would describe me as angry. Why then, would I read a book about practical solutions for conquering anger? Do you ever get mad? I do. It doesn’t define me or describe my personality, but there are times when I...

Christmas Every Day

There’s so much hype and hurry as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, yet I’ve already seen a Christmas tree out on the curb. It’s as if taking down the tree and putting away the decorations can’t be done quickly enough for some people. This Christmas season (yes, we celebrate the...

Merry Christmas!

Today, as we celebrate the birth of Christ, I wish all a very blessed day. For those surrounded by loved ones, soak in the love of family and friends. But let us also remember those who face the holidays alone or with sadness. May we be a light to them in a time of darkness. I hope you have a wonderful day...

I Declare It Christmas!

This Christmas marks the first without my grandfather. That, combined with some other health situations and changes in my family, was making this holiday seem a lot less merry. I had a moment of debating whether to ignore Christmas. Every year, I put up two trees, invite friends over for pancakes on the...

Christmases Past

We’ve almost made it to Christmas. Just being so close to the solemn celebration of the birth of Jesus brings memories of Christmases in my family’s parish church. Singing in the parish choir was a delightful challenge every Christmas. Learning the words for English, German, and Latin carols was fun...

What a Week!

With all the bad weather we have received in the last couple of weeks, several events were postponed, which made this past week a very busy one for us: a trip to Columbus on Saturday, gingerbread-house-making party Sunday, Lessons and Carols Monday, school Christmas program Tuesday, preschool Christmas...

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