Monthly Archives: December 2014

Looking Back: 2014. A Growing Community interested in Family (and ours, in particular)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. WordPress has sent us an “Annual Report” at the end of last year and this year (see below for the actual report).  A couple of highlights: About … Continue reading

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Weekend with the Impola Family

This Holiday weekend, we decided to “hole up” with the 30+ members of the Impola family.  It was fun and restorative… what holidays should be! Here is the VRBO listing of where we stayed.  It is near where Uncle Greg, … Continue reading

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Holiday Drop Ins: Dear friends James, Lindsey * baby Leo come to visit

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Ethical Question: do you teach your kids about Santa?

Cyn & I grew up believing in Santa.  Our parents didn’t “proselytize” Santa, as if believing in him was consequential in some way, but Santa was still a part of our childhood years.  Christmas included Santa.  He was a part of … Continue reading

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Advent Thoughts: Teaching Advent to Young Children

For Advent this year, we’ve been making use of the Jesse Tree and this book, upon recommendation from our church.  For those unfamiliar with the Jesse Tree, the idea is to do family devotionals around the Advent theme. Then, you … Continue reading

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Advent Thought: Thou who wast Rich, Beyond all Splendour…

Our current favorite Christmas song: Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour, All for love’s sake becamest poor; Thrones for a manger didst surrender, Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor. Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour, All for love’s sake … Continue reading

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Abbey quotes: Q: ‘Did God write the Bible?’ A: ‘Well, God thought of it, but humans actually wrote it’

That’s actually pretty theologically astute.

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