A Hallmark Christmas in the Making

Our early December in Avon, North Carolina has had the charm of a Hallmark Christmas movie. There are a few exceptions, of course. ...We didn't end up here accidentally. ....We're not snowed in or trapped here by inclement weather.  ...We didn't start out hating Christmas or each other. ...We aren't estranged from anyone. But it… Continue reading A Hallmark Christmas in the Making

Change, Family, Religion

Rising After a Fall

  Today as I left my house to go for a walk in the woods, I noticed the tiny buds on our magnolia tree and a few blossoms.   Spring is trying to happen, I thought, as I walked down the driveway, bundled in my fleece jacket and gloves.   As I walked along the… Continue reading Rising After a Fall