Tag Archives: Christmas

New column: “‘Christmas time’s a comin’,” be open to revelation

This week in my newspaper column, I’m pondering on wonder, faith, doubt, and being open. I hope you’ll join me here. And may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Readying the home for Christmas”

How do you prepare for the holidays? Are there things you do, in a very specific way, each year? In my house, we celebrate Christmas. Our preparations are a tradition, one I’ve begun in my own home. They are an … Continue reading

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New column: “My grown-up Christmas wish”

Preparations. I don’t know about y’all, but I am in the midst of them: preparing for the end of the college semester–which means grading papers and projects–and for Christmas, which involves everything you can imagine when you are a woman … Continue reading

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New column: “December birthdays”

My column this week in The Greenville News is for all the December babies, including myself, my mother, my father, my aunts, my brother-in-law, and my late grandfather. Yep, December is BIG at our house. That, and it’s also about … Continue reading

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New column: “8 Christmas stories, courtesy of history”

My column this week in The Greenville News is a nod to Christmas history. So many wonderful things have happened over the years at Christmas time; here are eight of my favorites. To read, click here.

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New column: “The magic of Christmastime remains”

The holidays, I think, are a special but complicated time to be a grown-up. This year, in particular, I’ve felt tender to the world. So that’s what I decided to write about in my column this week in The Greenville … Continue reading

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New column: “The comfort and necessity of our holiday rituals”

Happy Friday, all! Oh, how good it feels to welcome the weekend! My column this week at The Greenville News is about my family’s holiday rituals, virtually unchanged since childhood. I hope you enjoy reading. And I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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New column: “Holiday prep is different for each of us”

Hi, all! My column this week in The Greenville News is about prepping for the holidays in somewhat unusual ways. I hope you enjoy it! To read, click here.

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Christmas in 18th Century America + Keowee Valley STILL only $1.99 at Amazon!

Because my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is STILL only $1.99 in the Amazon Holiday Store until December 31st, my publisher,┬áBell Bridge Books, asked me to blog about it. Here’s a short piece about what it was like to write about … Continue reading

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