One Christmas Eve, 2008 to be exact, my son and his wife stayed overnight with us so we could all be together when our two young grandsons woke up the next morning. We tucked the kids into bed that night after church and proceeded to turn our living room into Santa’s workshop. I don’t recall […]
There can be no manner of doubt a name is more easily remembered when its meaning is understood. –A.J. Macself, from the Foreword, “Plant Names Simplified” I forgot to plant my amaryllis bulb the week of All Hallow’s Eve. The teacher in me loves the object lesson, how planting a crinkly, brown bulb with antenna-like roots […]
The arrival of Advent marks the beginning of the church year, anchored on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In the year of our Lord 2023 the date is December 3rd. The word Advent is from the Latin word ‘veni’–adventus–coming. This makes perfect sense: the cornerstone of the Advent season is the idea of making room […]
It is a snowy morning here in Seattle land and I am so very happy to share this very a propos photo, inspired by the Church Year. Our Twelve Days of Christmas begins today and we celebrate until January 6th, Epiphany, when Christ was revealed to the Gentiles. What a gift we have been given. […]
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