Tag Archive: Christmas

Jan 01 2017

Our Cozy Little Christmas

One of the odd parts about being a clergy family is holidays. While the rest of the world seems to be heading out on exciting vacations,or visiting far-flung relatives, our family is tied to the church. Don’t get me wrong, I love our family and the traditions we have formed over the years, but there …

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Dec 24 2015

Merry (Simple) Christmas

I love Christmas time. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the tastes. I love the extra church services and time with friends and family.  But I also know how easy it is to get so consumed IN the season that I can’t even enjoy the season. I work full-time outside the home, …

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Dec 16 2015

Unexpected Peace

I was up until 1 in the morning today. I’d love to say that I was finishing an awesome book, or that I was able to stay awake for a whole movie, or even that I was chatting with one of my long distance besties. But no, sadly I was up holding a puke bowl …

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Dec 15 2014

Working Mom Christmas Survival List

If I could send a care package to every working mom for this time of year, this is what would be in it. Maybe Santa will slip one (or more) of these into your stocking! This list was inspired by Man Crates. This is what I would want in my very own (pretty) gift package! …

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Dec 03 2013

Christmas Music Confessional

I’m a confessional, liturgical, Lutheran. And I have a confession to make. I listen to Christmas music during advent. This may not seem like a big deal, but it kind of is. When I was a young married woman, I was very serious about keeping advent. The thought was if we saved Christmas for December …

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