Category Archives: Christmas

Papa Panov and Advent

In the reading that our family follows for Advent, the second candle that we light is called the Bethlehem Candle, which “shines to show us that Christ came to us in the quiet of a stable in Bethlehem.”  So that week we focus on baby Jesus.  … Continue reading

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Because You Love Me

“I hate you,” eight-year-old Kiersten said to me as she walked through the kitchen. I realized, instantly, that this was a moment where “the rubber meets the road.”  One of the things I had recently enjoyed doing with my kids … Continue reading

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The Best Gift of All

It was Christmas Day.  A morning full of opening stockings and presents.  Receiving much-anticipated and hoped for gifts.  Playing with new toys and games.  It had been a full day of little children enjoying Christmas…and all that they had received. … Continue reading

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