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When December comes it fills right up with toys and tinsel, music and magic, parties and presents. My first inclination is to embrace all of it, oh how I love Christmas. But every year a part of my heart calls out for the simpleness of a stable Christmas. A manger Christmas. A Christmas centered on […]

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Last year my daughter Meg really wanted to go somewhere in the world over Christmas and build an orphanage, or a water system, or a schoolhouse.  But it wasn’t a year where we could afford something like that.  Loving that her heart felt that pull and not wanting to ignore her prompting to give in […]

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It’s been a fun week. Don’t feel bad that I have purchased donuts for the firestation three times, and that people keep eating them before we get around to driving there. This phrase is becoming all too familiar in our home…”Oh no!  Someone ate the donuts!” Luckily no one ate the candy canes. Meg and […]

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I live most of my life in a high school. And I spend a lot of time with teenagers. And they spend a lot of time with their phones. Sometimes we are in the same room and we are not really in the same room. I usually wonder where they are. Sometimes I get a […]

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I loved today. It is something special to involve our kids in a service that is close to their little hearts. They understand the tug of donating a toy. It opened the door for sweet explanations about those who have less. At one point, several of the kids were starting to debate about which toys […]

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