Tag Archive | holidays

Christmas isn’t over

Christmas isn’t over

The decorations at our house finally went up December 22, and they won’t come down until January 6. Liturgically, the Advent season begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Culturally, “Christmas” starts the day after Halloween and ends as soon as the wrapping paper is dumped in the recycle bin. Liturgically, Christmastide […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am going to be derelict in my blog-writing duties, and just wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

When it’s appropriate to rebel

When it’s appropriate to rebel

One of the objections I heard repeatedly when I pitched Alara’s Call to agents and editors was that because the heroine disobeys her father—who is also the prime minister—her behavior is unbilblical, because we are instructed to submit to authority. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except […]

The Reason for the Season

As I have mentioned several times in the last month or so, I love Christmas! The time from Halloween til after the new year, I’m the most excited, happy, etc. I just love this season. This year, though, my “merry” has a short in it. The fuse went out. I’m struggling. Lately, I’ve been focusing […]

Away: On Vacation

Away: On Vacation

Hello from Virginia! I’m on a quick vacation right now. My job let me off for just 4 days to celebrate the holidays (yes, both of them) with my side of the family. I’m writing this post on Friday night, though, as I know I won’t have time for the computer on the 2 days […]

If I Can Get Through This

If I Can Get Through This

This year in review brought to you by the number 9 and the word hope. The year in music, my music playlist, has seen some truly epic songs this year. There is a song that was released this year by a band called Art Of Dying. I won’t get into the secular/Christian music thing…but I […]

Christmas Demons

Seek darkness and you will find it – even in Christmas. “Do you know when Jesus Christ was born?” the man at my door asked. “Sure,” I replied. “He was born in spring. Personally I believe it was April 6th to be exact.” The man blinked, but then shrugged. “Well, yes, spring time. So do […]