Category Archives: 2014

Celebrate the Symbol of Sacrifice – The Candy Cane

One of the sweetest symbols of Christmas is the Candy Cane. According to folklore, in 1670 the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany asked a local confectioner for some sweet sticks he could give to children during the enactment … Continue reading

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Border Crossings

International border crossings are scary places. I’ve probably experienced close to 100 crossings, yet each time my heart rate picks up and I start running through answers to potential questions in my head. How long will you be here? Where … Continue reading

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Entering Our Sorrow

Do you find that you are lacking joy and peace this holiday season? It is no surprise to me that the months of November through December can be an excruciating time of year for those who have experienced loss. In … Continue reading

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Christmas in London

One of the many jarring realities that overseas missionaries experience is the separation from family and the need to create new traditions around the holidays. For us and our children, living in England meant we couldn’t go over the river … Continue reading

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