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...