Slowing Down This Christmas Season (Creative Family Advent 2018)

Christmas is coming, and I am longing to anticipate it with more wonder and joy.  With slowness and purpose, deep gratitude and a supernatural ability to see beyond the busyness into the sacred.  I want us to savor these days as a family and make memories that will last well after the childhood years have…

Longing

Longing.  This word won’t leave me alone.  It first jumped out of the pages of Mere Christianity (by C.S. Lewis) a few weeks ago, and since then, it has worked itself into every book, every movie, and every mini-drama of my life.  The word itself can give me the feeling.  (((Do you know what I mean?)))…

Kells, My Beautiful Boy

Two and a half weeks ago, we had our first family trauma.  Kells (two years old today!) fell off of a step, and his bottom teeth cut all the way through his chin.  There was blood everywhere, and he was screaming and crying.  We rushed him to the closest ER and had a terrible experience…