Ornamental

The Jesse Tree. It is central to how we decorate and celebrate and it is one of my favorite traditions. Through symbols made into ornaments, it tells the story of Salvation – of God’s faithful, reckless, pursuing love of His people. It is so named after...

Giving Thanks

This guy.    I’m talking about Jac. . . Not Santa. I asked for help to get the timing of the pie just right and he just did the filling (it’s multiple steps and rather messy). He wore a kilt and a tie to supper. He wrangled my afternoon peevishness and...

Hallowtide

“Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season, is the triduum encompassing the Western Christian observances of All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Souls’ Day, which last from October...

Lu Turns Two

Sifting (wading?) through my photos, I found a slew of them from Hallowtide and thought, “Huh. I should probably do something with these.” And then I recalled that Lucy’s birthday was what ushered in that whole season and so I should probably start...

Right Here, Right Now

  (Before her current stage when she was putting herself to bed and wearing two different shoes from different sisters.) It was a simple question that Max asked at supper this evening. “What was Lucy’s first word, mom?”  Inwardly I panicked as I...