How to find rest amid the holiday chaos

How to Find Rest Amid the Holiday Chaos

I held the phone to my ear as I stirred the potato soup and grabbed the bottle cap out of my toddler’s mouth. “So, how are you doing?” she asked, friendly and openly. “Honestly?” I ventured. “I’m a bit overwhelmed. I’ve got so many things to do in the next few weeks and we’re only halfway through November. I don’t …

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25 Simple Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to redeem Christmas. Not from over-commercialization or de-Christianization, but from bad memories. For me, the Christmas season carries a heavy load of memories about arguments over tree toppers, disappointments because I didn’t get someone “the perfect gift,” and general ill-feelings that I’ll never measure up. I’d venture a guess that …