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Hark the Herald Angels Sing! And shepherds, and sheep, and kings…

Voila!! We had a successful variety show and Christmas pageant tonight! As usual, Babs used her amazing patience and general joy to herd a bunch of preschool to elementary age children into behaving and playing their parts to present a rather lovely telling of the Nativity story. Sorry for the bad pictures–I only had my… Continue reading Hark the Herald Angels Sing! And shepherds, and sheep, and kings…

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Can I make the holidays MORE complicated? Why YES, YES I can!!

My grandmother always said you have two choices in life–you can laugh or you can cry, and it’s always more fun to laugh! This week, I may be laughing until I start sobbing. But first, here’s a brief survey of recent activity. This is what happens when a 16-year-old microwave decides to give up the… Continue reading Can I make the holidays MORE complicated? Why YES, YES I can!!

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Sunday Sevens Christmas Edition

Okay, so I missed last week’s Sunday Sevens’ post, so I’m playing catch up. There will be more than 7 pictures, all relating to Christmas and our celebrations of the same. They won’t be on any particular day or in any particular order, so here goes: The Christmas tree was finally decorated! And I love… Continue reading Sunday Sevens Christmas Edition

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The light shines in the darkness…

…and the darkness has not overcome it. —John 1:5 Christmas is coming, and in fact is almost upon us. And I am glad. Not because I’m tired of shopping and decorating and wrapping and fussing, but because it’s here. CHRISTMAS is here. CHRISTMAS. A holy day. A feast day. A day of hope, and joy,… Continue reading The light shines in the darkness…