How We’re Doing a 3 Gift Christmas

Welcome to the eighth day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! As I’ve mentioned before, this year is the first time that Ken and I are celebrating Christmas together in our own

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How I’m Observing Advent This Year

Welcome to the third day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! For the last few years, Advent has played a big role in my life. In 2015, I wrote an

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Epiphany Activities and Ideas

The current liturgical season is Epiphany. Epiphany is, first, a holiday observed on January 6th, and is also known as Three Kings Day. It commemorates the arrival of the wise men to see Jesus, and in a bigger-picture sense, the manifestation of Jesus. It is also the season that lasts for weeks after that day; some Christian denominations call

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Ordinary Time: My Six-Month Reflections

The last six months have been some of the most incredible and surprising of my life. Since May, I’ve traveled to cities around the country, met my role models, become an American citizen, bought an apartment with my boyfriend in Europe, and written two books. Today, I’m sharing this slice of my life and lessons with

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Peg Doll Nativity: A Christmas Craft Tutorial

A few months ago, I spotted a peg doll nativity set on Pinterest. Peg dolls are simple wooden dolls that can be painted or etched to create sets for children to play with, or simply to display. In recent years, they’ve become increasingly popular in Christian circles for Nativity or Easter sets. Once I saw the

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Confirmation

I received a card in the mail a few days ago, from my good friend back at college. We’ve known each other since our first year, when we agonized over Hebrew homework together; she has been with me in my process of spiritual growth ever since. Along with two beautiful handmade gifts, she wrote of

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