Hey! I’m Their Lala!

Cadence Make a Christmastime Call at Lala and Papa Rich’s house. December, 2011. Hiram’s Sweet Gift I’m so glad you’re joining us for Thanksgiving, Hiram, I said to our friend as he swiveled round in the pew to chat before worship began. He had graced our day with his kind spirit last year, and we were delighted […]

Weekend Reflection: Fear Not!

Cadence and Me, Conquering the Stairs. Christmas, 2008.  There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is […]

Interview with “Rules of Engagement” Author Kathi Macias

Ready For Some Christmas Spirit? It’s September already. The kids are back in school, the evenings carry a little nip–and before we know it, we’ll be hanging Christmas lights. Award-winning author (and friend, I’m honored to say) Kathi Macias’  latest story, “Rules of Engagement,” debuted on September first to smash reviews. Kathi was kind enough to chat with […]

Weekend Reflection: Gentle Wonders

Cadence. Christmas Day, 2006. 8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel […]

Sticky Christmas to You!

Christmas: A Blur of Boxes and Bows Lasting Gifts If I had to sum up my childhood Christmas memories in one word, the word would be slippery. Anticipation built like a stubborn fever, depriving me of sleep as I stared out the window from my bed, straining my ear for the sound of sleighbells flying through […]