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The Gift of the Magi

As you start this week… may you pour a steaming cup of your favorite drink and settle in for Story Time. You can read this to your kids, if you want, but consider this first a story for yourself. The Gift of the Magi is a short story published in a collection of works called (read more…)

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Savor the non-holidayness, too

As you start this week, possibly looking into a tunnel called A Busy Holiday Week, may you find the courage to enjoy the everyday little bits that aren’t, in fact, holiday at all. May you relish the regular, and be brave enough to call is just as sacred as the twinkle lights and the nativity (read more…)

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For everyone’s sanity, keep this Christmas simple

As you start this week—and as you start this Advent season—remember to breathe. Remember, as you unbox all your decor and start penciling in the squares of your calendar, that “more” of the holiday season isn’t always better. Like a finely-curated art collection, sometimes less is more for Christmas. During the holidays, this might look (read more…)

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Grace before

As you start this week, whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, remember to give thanks for the many blessings in your life.

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Routine isn’t a dirty word

As you start this week, don’t forget the cousin to just-do-the-thing-in-front-of-you. It’s called The Routine. Some people love them, some people hate them. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle. There are times when the thought of routine gives me hives, because I do thrive on change and new situations. I see the adventure in the (read more…)

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