By |2018-03-02T16:43:34-06:00November 21st, 2012|

At the bank drive up window yesterday, after deposit is made, the teller cheerfully tells me, "Have a Happy Thanksgiving!" I smile, return her greeting. And think: it's funny how saying "Merry Christmas" has become [...]

Will your holidays be holy days?

By |2018-03-02T16:44:27-06:00November 5th, 2012|

It's November. The holidays are coming we tell each other, sometimes with a wild, fearful look in our eyes. But think about that word—holidays. Holy days. Its etymology is far removed from its current stress-inducing [...]

What do you do with the quiet?

By |2011-07-11T08:43:26-05:00July 11th, 2011|

By 7 a.m., my husband had left for an early morning meeting, my son had been picked up for volleyball camp. My daughter, who is fighting a cold, still jet-lagged, and well, 17, is still [...]

Gratitude: Rejoice, pray, give thanks

By |2011-02-01T17:13:10-06:00February 1st, 2011|

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). The Greek word translated thanks in this verse is eucharisteo, meaning to be grateful, to [...]

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