The Perfect Christmas Tree

Yesterday we bought this year’s Christmas tree. It’s beautiful. I’d call it “perfect”, except for the fact that I’ve already had THE Perfect Christmas Tree. I wrote this story for a post in 2013 but because it still brings me to tears and reminds me of the blessings I have that I’m sure I’ll run it every year.  […]

Peace During The Holidays

Part of this post I wrote last year, but sitting here now it seems to me that seeking to create homes that are full of peace is more important than ever. It’s not that anything incredibly overwhelming happened to me personally during 2014, or that I experienced great loss like some people I care for have. I […]

The Perfect Christmas Tree

On Friday, we bought our Christmas tree. It’s beautiful. I’d call it “perfect”, except for the fact that I’ve already had THE Perfect Christmas Tree. I wrote this story for a post last year but today, seventeen days before Christmas 2014, it feels right to run it again.   Stories about Christmas abound.  Some of those stories are […]

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Stories about Christmas abound.  Some of those stories are filled with the sadness of missing a loved one. Others retell a time when we were far from home, or Christmas didn’t turn out the way we painted it in our imaginations. Mostly, however, the stories we share are the happy ones. This is one of those […]