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The waiting season

by Lesley on November 19, 2013 · 11 comments

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Tweet Two days after Halloween I ventured to the mall for a quick trip to the Benefit makeup counter. It was All Saints Day, and the sales girls applied their makeup to look like zombies and dead people. Their application was ugly but impressive. I’d brought Anna with me to the mall and she made […]



Happy Christmas and Merry New Year

by Lesley on December 29, 2012 · 2 comments

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Tweet Merry Christmas week, friends!¬†How have your holidays been? I was going to post my annual “Best Of” list today but it felt strange to do so without acknowledging the Christmas season has come and gone. I have various reasons for not posting this past week, the largest being that I wanted to enjoy vacation. […]



Did Jesus really lay in a manger?

by Lesley on December 12, 2012 · 3 comments

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TweetI have a question. It’s kind of serious, but not really. Ready? After baby Jesus was born, do you really think he could be found wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger? (Luke 2:12) I posed this question to Jonathan the other night as we washed dishes. This is basically how our conversation went… […]



Staying sane at Christmas

by Lesley on December 10, 2012 · 9 comments

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TweetFunny how Christmas always has me thinking of traditions, more so than any other time of year. Do you find this to be the case for your family too? Last year I poured out all my mixed feelings about Santa Claus and setting gift limits, a post that I think resonated with a lot of […]



Tweet This year, I’ve made a resolution: I will start my Christmas shopping early. This resolution is three fold: 1. Spread out our spending. 2. Avoid spreading myself too thin; leaving time for me to love on people, and show up for people who might need it. (Last year was a hard December for us, […]

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