These Wintry Nights: Four Good Books for Christmastime

Since our move, our books have been in disarray. Half of them are in boxes in the garage, awaiting shelves. The other half are shoved almost willy-nilly onto the shelves we do have, awaiting their chums’ arrival so they can be put in order once more. So it was a...

A Tree for Peter

A few Decembers ago, a woman from my church, Lynn, read one of my posts about my favorite Christmas books. She asked me if I’d read A Tree for Peter by Kate Seredy and said it was one of her favorite books, that she read it to her boys year after year, that it...

Come, Lord Jesus (Resources for Advent)

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new church year—and the beginning of the season of Advent. For the next few weeks, the Church will be preparing to celebrate the mystery of Incarnation. Here are a few resources to help make your Advent preparations more mindful and...

Books to Feed Your Soul While You Wait for Christmas

Last year, on the first Friday of Advent, I headed down to the basement to grab our wreath-form, so I could take it to church that night and make our Advent wreath. Since I was rummaging around in the Advent box, I grabbed a dozen or so of our favorite Christmas books...

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