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Waiting for Advent

“I’m ready for Advent,” I told my husband over a week ago. I didn’t mean I’m ready for Christmas – not yet. I love the Christmas season, from the music to the decorations to the cozy, twinkly evenings in and the anticipation of time with my family. But over the last few years, I’ve also […]

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Winter Manifesto

I have a complicated relationship with winter. I love hot drinks, cozy scarves and curling up on the couch with a good book (preferably in the presence of twinkle lights, or a Christmas tree). But I struggle with the cold, short, dark days in this climate so far north from where I was raised. (And […]

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Advent: the waiting

Here we are again, at the turning of the year, when the physical world grows dark and quiet and the church begins to talk about Light. Since Advent came right on the heels of Thanksgiving this year, we spent a good portion of that Saturday decorating and preparing. We started at church, where we hung […]

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We’re deep into Advent, this season of waiting and watching, the slow, quiet buildup to the unfettered joy of Christmas. And while I am embracing the gift-buying (and -making) and the twinkly decorations and the carols, I’m also making an effort to clear some quiet space, in my life and my head and my heart. […]

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I’m always sad when the Christmas tree has to come down. But usually, sometime after New Year’s, Jeremiah coaxes me to wrap up the ornaments and nestle them in their boxes, and stow away the holiday magic for another eleven months. I love our tall, proud tree, covered with ornaments I love and glowing with […]

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