I’m glad for those who enjoy online parties, and use them to buy or sell products, or to have some fun. But you can count me out.
As much as we claim to believe that Christmas is about giving rather than receiving, our behavior often communicates something else.
If you are a Christian—and last time I checked Christmas was still a Christian holiday—it matters not whether your Christmas is simple or sumptuous as long as it is sanctified.
We cheat ourselves when we go straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas without fully appreciating the opportunity Advent offers for reflection, preparation, and joyful anticipation.
Even if my recipient never reciprocates, or tosses my Christmas card in the trash with nary a glance, the act of writing and sending it helped make me more human.
Instead of playing Christmas music for your Thanksgiving feast, consider listening to some Thanksgiving-themed music instead. Yes, there is such a thing.
If you, too, are looking for an alternative to sitting glued to your television screen watching returns that promise to be depressing no matter which way they go, here are a few possibilities.
Having now scaled Mount Half-Century, I’ve realized the fifties are the decade in which you accept the inevitable while enjoying another drink on the patio.
Children are not hamburgers, and doctors are not short-order cooks standing ready to slap them together according to the customer’s preference, tossing in the waste bucket the ones who don’t pass quality control.
Help! There’s a French man trapped inside my husband’s body!
Rather than sinking into despair, here are proactive ways to channel life’s inevitable disappointments.
For the woman who does not have a strong, positive mother figure in her life, it can be hard to know where to turn for help with this enigma called motherhood.
Yes, Colin Kaepernick, we live in an oppressive nation. That’s all the more reason to respect the flag.
Our family vacations have given us guidance for all the crazy situations we’ll encounter for the rest of our lives.
Like most Americans, I am too inclined to look to government or the election of a single candidate to enhance my situation when it would be far more productive to improve my life myself.
You can’t trust a college degree to provide job security or a good education, but that doesn’t mean there are no schools out there worth attending.
Here are a few strategies my husband and I have used to make mealtimes occasions for nourishing not only the body but the mind, heart, and soul as well.
If we are serious about ‘Never again,’ we must acknowledge the evil of which humanity is capable and the potential that exists for a free people to give up their freedom.
You don’t need to throw out everything in your freezer. You just need to make sure it’s cooked to a temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
You don’t have to major in music to reap the benefits of music lessons. You don’t even have to get very good at it.
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