This Christmas, I’m posting my best gift, early: Yes, it’s merely a picture of my husband shoveling the snow this morning. Two days ago he came home from working on the other side of the country. We haven’t seen him since he drove away last summer. (No, I didn't chase him away. He willingly came … Continue reading What you really need at Christmas
Last year we were dragging ourselves out of a financial mess. After many months of being severely underemployed, our situation was slowing improving with new jobs. But we didn’t yet have any funds for Christmas. I wondered if I could generate a few dollars to provide Christmas for our family of eleven—nine children, plus an … Continue reading Thanks, Etsy shoppers, for my inability to sleep!
As Christmas approaches, we'll be inundated with ways we can spend our few dollars. For some reason this year, my heart is particularly tender as I see how many people in the world--nearby and half-way around it--are suffering. I'm reminded of these attitudes, and I pray that I'll maintain the correct one: