An Easter Reflection

I love most every holiday. Food, friends (most years!), decorations–it’s all wonderful. But my favorite holiday is Easter. And my favorite part of Easter is the Sunrise Service. It’s a disappointment to me when the service gets moved inside because of the weather (too...

Happy Holy Week?

My goodness. Here it is, Holy Week already. Which means Easter is practically upon us. If I don’t pause and consider the coming of a special day, I tend to feel like I’m missing out. What if you just woke up and someone told you it was your birthday? Sure, it might be...

An Appalachian Christmas

While I suppose we were relatively modern when it came to my childhood Christmases, the old-timey traditions are still hanging on in the mountains. And there are some I very much think we should revive for broader use. Here are a few of my favorite Appalachian...

The Best Christmas Gift–Being Heard

I have a December birthday. Everyone who has a December birthday knows what that means . . . combo birthday/Christmas presents. Normally, this is NOT something to be preferred. My niece’s birthday is one week before Christmas and she fully expects to celebrate...