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The Darkest Night of the Year at the Edge Of The World

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

We spent the Christmas week in Savannah and similar to last year, we left the girls there for a week at home without them. You would think we had a nice, lazy, relaxing weekend, but far from it, we spent five days cleaning out the house, throwing out junk and splitting the girls’ bedrooms up. […]

Darkest Night of The Year 2011

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Adriene took a new job this year so she did not have very much vacation time. The girls are in preschool so this week I’ve had the whole house to myself during the day. I gotta admit, selfishly, it’s been incredible. I love my family but I don’t get much time to myself anymore to […]

Imperfection on The Darkest Night of The Year

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

I’m not a tree-hugging cosmic hippie, mind you, but for some reason I do like to do something special around Winter Solstice. This year I had a fine day planned out. We would take the girls out for our annual drive around the nearby neighborhoods, pick up some coffee, maybe even get the girls some […]

Songs for the Day After Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I love the buildup to Christmas. I love the anticipation during the month of December. I love all of the music, TV specials, and Advent services at church before Christmas. I’m finding, though, that one of my favorite times during Christmas is the day and days after Christmas. This year we had Christmas at our […]

The Darkest Night of The Year… With Kids

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Ten years ago today I was in the process of deconstructing myself down to the foundation. I had to figure out what I wanted and what God wanted to do with me. I really had no idea about either of those two things, so I spent a lot of time alone. I guess at the […]