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When there’s no more room…

The part of the Christmas story where Joseph and Mary were told that there was no room in the Inn, [...]

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Jesus Says You Can Have A Kitten

I have been hiding from God. I shared on my own blog, last week, how I struggle to embrace my [...]

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Now What?

"If God is real, then what?" Let that question roll around in your brain for a minute. I believe it [...]

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The New Coat

This year, my oldest boy got a NEW coat. In an effort to spend money more wisely, we became a [...]

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The Most Offensive Gift

I've had a great deal to think about this holiday season from Ferguson to a boy being strangled to death [...]

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Unplugged?

If you have gotten anything at all out of following Christ... if his love has made any difference in your [...]

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Finding Comfort & Joy in Time Spent with Family

I love holidays and always look forward to time with extended family. I have visions of all the fun activities [...]

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Cookiepalooza Week

Over the last couple of weeks, we've talked a fair bit here on middle places about making Christmas smaller, or [...]

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In Place of Gold

What gifts do I bring? In place of gold, I offer the black-hole vacuum of my all-consuming greed. How can [...]

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A savior born unto us, and it’s not me

Seventeen years ago this week, I cried over my (ex)husband’s casket, my hand on his chest, no heartbeat or life [...]

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Payback

"....aaaaaannnnd THIS is my pay-back-a-Nate-or." He showed me his latest Lego creation proudly with a little bit of a maniacal [...]

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How to be small this Christmas

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under the tree" - Roy L Smith Do [...]

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Struggling with Advent

I have struggled lately to find peace with myself. Body, Mind and Soul. I felt enormous hope last Spring during [...]

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Laundry Drama

It's been one of my favorite little known hashtags on twitter. Everyone has a little #LaundryDrama. Folding fitted sheets, messy [...]

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Christmas Traditions

I love holiday traditions. Any holiday, every holiday. I’m all about creating special traditions and fun family memories. For example, [...]

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How I Wasted My Wait

To enter the Church of the Nativity, I went through the “door of humility.” It’s called that because you must [...]

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For the days when things don’t go as planned…

Have you ever had one of those days where things don't go as planned? When it happens to me it [...]

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My Scroogy Little Secret

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I really don't like....ok...I hate putting up Christmas decorations. I LOVE [...]

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December Photo Challenge: Comfort & Joy

It's a brand new month again! This month at Middle Places our theme is "Comfort & Joy." What does that [...]

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Comfort and Joy

I shared last week about the gift I gave myself for Thanksgiving. I'm so glad I followed through with it. [...]

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