Tag Archives: holidays

It's beginning to look a lot like ...

I'm sorry ... I couldn't help myself. This morning during prayer time we were asked what one gift we are wishing for this Christmas (after all, there are only 57 more days until that holiday arrives!). It was fun to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day is far more than just a vacation holiday or a time to have a barbecue. It is the day Americans commemorate those who gave their lives while serving in our nation’s armed forces. The tribute dates to May … Continue reading

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How Christmas Addresses Our Hurts

Several years ago I shared some musings on how the Christmas story is one of turmoil and pain. I've been thinking about that more during morning prayer here at Sonlight. The prayer requests are typical of our fallen world -- … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas Cheer

Moms aren't supposed to be Scrooges. Are they? Yet, if you ask my family, I'm not exactly Suzy Snowflake when it comes to the Christmas season. Some of my friends love the holiday season so much that they decorate their … Continue reading

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Dropping the Burden of Performance

Are you feeling burdened right now? This season can be stressful and depleting; how sad given that this is meant to be a time of joy and refreshment. You'll find some excellent pointers and encouragement in Judy's post yesterday about … Continue reading

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Let's talk Christmas school . . .

It's that time of year again ... when the world around us conspires to draw your children's attention from daily tasks and school to dreaming and wishing for the biggest and the best and the latest ____________ (insert name of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time for giving thanks... and for counting our blessings. I love that we have a holiday set aside just for gratefulness. Closely tied in with that is the traditional feast that most of us Americans … Continue reading

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