Peace on earth

Peace on earth

We are clinging to Christmas for as long as it will let us…or at least until next weekend, which is the firm deadline I gave the youngest member of our household when he insisted we leave all our decorations – including the tree – up “forever.” I get a little twitchy post-New Year’s Eve although, [...]

Love on a canvas

Love on a canvas

Some gifts steal your breath and you have to look away for a moment or two to catch it back. That’s what happened to us Christmas Eve when we saw the painting our daughter Katherine had commissioned for us. The artwork, painted by the very talented Hannah Ribbens, captures a moment in which our two [...]

The candle of joy

The candle of joy

We lit the candle of joy yesterday and I thought about how well-timed that particular call to action can be. Sometimes, you have to look for the joy in your life even during the most festive time of the year. That's what the pink candle in the Advent wreath is all about. I had no [...]