Category Archives: Holidays

The Spirit of Christmas Lives On (how to keep your candles burning for the New Year)

This Christmas post from last year rings even truer this year.  As we rest, reflect, and renew our focus on the year ahead, enjoy a quiet read… “Christmas is over, baby,” I said nonchalantly as I buckled  little Sam into his car seat, his legs dangling long.  “It’s time to go back to school.”  “Christmas […]

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The Miracle of Christmas comes again

A few nights ago I was wrapping presents while Livy’s friends draped themselves on my couch. “I already got what I wanted for Christmas,” I told them as I tied the bow.  “Really?” “Really.”     In the midst of Christmas errands the Cowboy had said it like a thought that often runs through his mind. […]

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Christmas Waits for No Man


“This is the Amazing Race!” I kept calling to the Cowboy as we panted through the last few days to Christmas.  Ribbons and bows, toys and rows, wish lists and dreams and Santa big schemes … we did it all. Ready or not, Christmas came. We sprinted to the finish, napped, and woke to the […]

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U R More Than a Conqueror (even when that tired face in the mirror says you’re not)

be strong and courageous

Ever woken in the morning and saw the man in the mirror, and thought – you look older than you did yesterday!? Like the years have been running against the wind and your umbrella keeps getting knocked loose and the storm is a-raging? My heart aches. It’s physical — that dull pulsing sensation in the chest […]

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