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Every year I’m determined to make “this year different”. I start out the season wanting to focus our celebration on Jesus. It never fails that I over-buy and over-stress and lose Jesus somewhere around December 21. It’s hard to be an adult and meet all your children’s whims. It’s hard to force Jesus on my […]
When we married, we two became one. We just forgot to apply that to our Christmas traditions. It looked like he won it in a crane arcade game. Thin, gold tinsel lined the white plastic star, studded in even intervals by thin-tipped, multi-colored lights. Chintzy, cheap, and completely unfit to sit atop our tree, but […]
To encourage you to get out and enjoy all that East Texas has to offer this time of year, we challenge you to a Christmas Scavenger Hunt!
In my family, Thanksgiving is a big deal. So to host it is an enormous responsibility. When we were kids, Grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving and she made it a masterpiece. Grandmother always cooked everything. She wouldn’t have it any other way. It was as if the Pilgrims themselves had Thanksgiving dinner at Grandmother’s house. So […]