Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Seeking Peace . . . Finding Boredom

This Christmas, I decided to simplify. I know, I know. It’s so common in Christian circles to hear about simplifying and focusing on peace during Christmas that it’s almost trite. But last year our Christmas season was so stressful, Bryan and I said “never again” on December 26th. This year we entered December with a different approach. For example . . .   We normally throw a huge holiday party. This year we are skipping it.   We often go on vacation the week before or after Read More…

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Serving Others During the Holidays . . . And Beyond?

Happy Thanksgiving!   Today starts the season when hundreds of thousands of people will volunteer more than usual to help make the holidays special for the less fortunate.  It’s an amazing time of year to see so many people coming together to feed the homeless, throw Christmas parties for underprivileged kids, visit the elderly and donate to “gift trees”. At the same time, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be bittersweet for organizations who try to mobilize volunteers (and money) Read More…

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