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
Despite the many “feel-good”—and “feel-crappy”—movies and TV shows out there with a holiday theme, Christmas is not about families (or anti-depressant medication). Despite the numerous sightings in stores and malls, Christmas is not about Santa, or even children, as noble and sweet as that sentiment sounds. Despite the Obamas’ introduction to the 50th airing of … Continue reading Christmas–it’s not what you may think it is.
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: