Category Archives: Holidays & Celebrations

What’s the big deal about Valentine’s Day?

February 7, 2018

You probably know that February 14 has something to do with a saint named Valentino. It’s not his birthday or the day he was sainted. February 14 is the anniversary of the day–about 1,750 years ago–that he was beheaded in Rome, martyred for his faith. His life and death have nothing to do with romance […]

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Singing in the Dark

February 14, 2017

This morning, when I read my man Oswald in My Utmost for His Highest, I saw a connection with the day. Valentine’s Day. I’m sure Mr. Chambers did not intend this when he wrote his message back in WWI, but I love the timeliness of his timeless words. Song birds are taught to sing in the […]

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Grateful for the Smallest Things

November 28, 2016

Most people post gratitude-inspiring messages before Thanksgiving. But I’ve been much too preoccupied with my mounting and all-important list of things to do. I had a goal for the weekend and I wouldn’t let anything get in my way. After digesting our take-out dinner from Cracker Barrel (yes, really!), I planned to knuckle down and work on my […]

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Do You Hate Mother’s Day?

May 3, 2016

In the May issue of The Redbud Post, Redbud Writers explore themes of grief and loss. Many people, even those struggling to cope with loss, will avoid talking about such heavy topics, especially in the spring and around Mother’s Day. Yet these topics bring us deeper into community and into the sacred. (Read my article […]

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