Tag: Christmas

Merry Weary Christmas

I'm weary this Christmas. Maybe you are, too. I'm weary of all the decisions I've had to make this year, figuring out how to navigate the pandemic, deciding on my own risk tolerance, trying to balance that with other people's. I can only imagine what kind of weariness government officials and church leaders are feeling … Continue reading Merry Weary Christmas

Break Pictures

I'm back in Vancouver, and as promised, I have uploaded some pictures from the break. Here are a few of them: This is the table at my grandparents' house, set for Christmas Eve dinner. This is my dad and grandpa in the Grand Rapids Art Museum. My nephew Calvin, in the hat that my grandma … Continue reading Break Pictures

Heavy Presents

Even though I'm ambivalent about the commercialism of Christmas, I still appreciate the tradition of gift-giving. It's an excuse to give gifts to other people, and a good opportunity to add books to my library. Here are some of the books that I received this year: Both of the above books I got from my … Continue reading Heavy Presents

Why I Love Christmas Carols

Soon (This Sunday) it will be the season of Advent, and it will be time for the church to prepare for Christmas. One of my favorite things about the Advent season (and, let's be honest, some other seasons as well) is listening to Christmas carols. I am not entirely sure why I love Christmas music … Continue reading Why I Love Christmas Carols