Merry Christmas!

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Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Friends — merry, merry Christmas to you. May your day be full of good food, companions, and soulful reflection. Remember, as you open gifts bedecked with bows, His whose birth was lowly. It is His we celebrate.

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“And in despair, I bowed my head: ‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said. for hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; the wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men!’” – H.W. Longfellow

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  1. A very beautiful and well done video. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  2. That poem was the subject of the sermon in church last Sunday. Did you know it was written during the Civil War? Longfellow had just received word his son had been badly wounded.
    It really resonates today, I think, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And I loved the video.
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  3. Merry Christmas!
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  4. Wonderful words by Longfellow, one of my favorite poets. Merry Christmas to Simple Mom!

  5. Merry Christmas to you as well! Thank you for allowing us to see into your life as you share on your blogs!
    Terri S

  6. Merry Christmas, Tsh. I think of your blog as a dear friend. Thanks for all you give!

  7. Merry Christmas! What a sweet family. This year I treated myself to a Christmas present from me to me: your book. :)
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  8. Merry Christmas, Tsh!!!
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  9. Love your video! Have a wonderful Christmas time!
    Best wishes, Micha
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    Susan Harris says:

    Merry Christmas and A Safe and Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us to live simply…I received your book and will begin the New Year with a Plan!!! God Bless You!

    Susan Harris
    Goodlettsville, TN

  11. Merry Christmas from all of us!
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  12. Beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!
    I have to say, I love your picture above your mantel, May your cup overflow!
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  14. Thumbs up for the Christmas decoration in that video. Enjoy the holidays and each other’s company!
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