O Antiphons

“O stock of Jesse, you stand as a sign for the peoples. Kings fall silent before you, the nations acclaim you: delay no longer, but come to free us.” —the Magnificat antiphon for December 19 It is the week before Christmas, which means it is the week of...

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...

Toothy Cows, Nameless Dark Lords, and Lost Jewels (oh my!)

Last month I read the first book in Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, to my kids. It was so delightful that my husband joined us for story time, too. This is a big deal. Many of the books I read he decides are not worth his...

Finding Self, Forgetting Self

I wrote this in mid-October, friends, while we were in temporary housing before we moved into our beautiful new home…which, alas, did not have internet access for nearly a month. We are now internet-enabled, so at long last, I’m back to my blog. It’s...

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...

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