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All posts tagged childhood

My Own Wrinkle in Time

“Why, you had your own wrinkle in time,” my friend exclaimed. I’d recounted a story in which he had given me a surprising gift We’re both fans of Madeleine L’Engle‘s Newberry award winning novel A Wrinkle in Time, but his words caught me by surprise. I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but he […]

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Putting Things into Context–or the Answer to Why?

I spend a lot of time thinking about how to put things into context. It helps me sort out what is happening and what things mean. My husband and children roll their eyes when I “over explain,” (their words) why we’re doing something. I never understood why they wouldn’t want to know the why. Doesn’t […]

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Advent, Waiting and Childhood

Advent

I’d never heard of Advent during my childhood. I knew about waiting for Christmas, but not that the month of December encompassed Advent. Advent, of course, is all about waiting for the coming of Christ into the world. A recent article by Eric Metaxas, does a fine job of exploring Too Much Christmas, Too Little Advent? […]

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