Category: Holidays

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By Jamie Janosz So, I had a slight little meltdown in the middle of Home Depot. We were there to by a new kitchen faucet, a cement-spreader-thingy, and a Christmas tree. My daughter and I have always held out for live Christmas trees. We would go to a nearby tree farm and chop one down. Or, […]

by April Fields A recurring theme in Christmas stories is summed up in Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s tale The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: no matter what you do or not, what you have or don’t, Christmas happens anyway. Christmas, as we now celebrate it, primarily as a vehicle for economic stimulation, used to be much […]

by Judy Allen Dan and I do not remember our first Christmas together. Still newlyweds, we were loving life and loving each other, working at challenging jobs, and our families were both out of the area. I was surprised to find the Christmas cards we wrote to each other that year in a bag of […]

Contrary to the song lyrics, it’s not the most wonderful time of the year for many of us. The jingle bell merriness of the season is like an out-of-tune gong for those grieving the deaths of family members or friends, struggling in the wake of a divorce, suffering the effects of broken relationships, experiencing financial […]

by Amy Langford When I first read about the invite to submit an article for Perennial Gen’s December theme of holidays and family traditions, my mind whirled with ideas on what I might submit. I knew I had my favorite traditions, but I wondered what my family thought. What did they look forward to each […]

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By Amanda Cleary Eastep As I looked around our family table at Thanksgiving, I imagined Jesus sitting there. He’d probably be at the head of the table. . .and after dessert, he’d sit in Dad’s chair, because my father would so give up the microfiber recliner for his Savior. We would have offered Jesus one […]