The Week Between: Pausing to Be Still Between Christmas and New Year’s

We received our first snow of the season three days ago, just in time for Christmas Eve. After weeks of “will it,” “won’t it,” the weather finally seems to have turned the corner from fall to winter, ushering in bitter cold winds and mellow cloudy skies. Last night, as I…

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Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Ironically, I wrote this post a week before seeing the Sainsbury’s ad telling the same story. I thought about changing it but decided a powerful story can always use another retelling. It is December 24, 1914. The night is dark and bitterly cold, with a sharp frost just now settling…

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