What if the Pause is Actually the Point?

Until recently, I viewed a pause strictly in linear terms: the TV remote pauses the movie, allowing me time to go to the bathroom, check my email, let the cat out, heat up a burrito and then return to my well-worn couch. Then, with one click, the movie carries on. Rarely did I consider what […]

The Gift I Didn’t Ask For

I didn’t know how much I would miss the “feeling” I have come to associate with Christmas. It starts when the air turns crisp and the leaves crackle under your feet. It’s this intangible excitement that comes along with the lights and the parties, the stories to be read and cookies to be baked. It’s this atmosphere […]

Where Do I Find Pause?

Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. I crack heavy eyelids open enough to hit snooze. What the heck—I decide to hit off. In fact. I fall back asleep. One. Full. Hour. Later. My eyes fly open. Heart racing in panic! It’s 7am–situation salvageable but not great. Can’t believe I just did that–AGAIN! Hubby […]

Living Light

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 I woke up this morning with a fresh new blanket of white covering the forest. I pulled back the curtain so I could take in the wonderland from the warmth of my bed. The rest of me cringed with how cold Bombadil House was, and how far my bed was from the little […]

Why Do We Need Joseph?

Last year my youngest daughter refused to play with the Joseph in her Little Tikes nativity set. “Mommy,” she asked me, one hand on her hip, the other clutching the chubby figure with a crook in his hand, “if God is Jesus’ dad and Mary is Jesus’ mom then why do we need this guy?” […]