Monthly Archives: December 2016

Grace Is All Around Us

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Christmas Eve.  Blustery and bone-chilling at dusk, the weather was less than enticing as I  got ready for a top fave ritual: delivering some Christmas cookies we’d just baked to firefighters in a nearby city…

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Cookies and Kindness

  “You can always count on cookies and kindness: Give a cookie and you get joy.”~Dorie Greenspan I wholeheartedly agree with celebrity baker and guru, Dorie Greenspan, who has launched a wonderful cookies and kindness project.  It’s aimed at making … Continue reading

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Inviting Expansiveness: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, you swing by a shop to pick up some last-minute ingredients for dinner.  You’ve been there many times before, and the man who waits on you now has been somewhere between civil and pleasant in the past.  It has … Continue reading

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Glittering Humanity: Santa Hat Chronicles

  Rainy. Cold. Grey. Monday morning, first thing. I run out of the drear and into a nearby pharmacy for some household supplies. From across the store, I hear someone shouting, “Hey, Santa!  Good morning, Santa!” and realize a tad … Continue reading

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Welcome: The Priceless Gifts of Hospitality

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.”~Julia Child Julia’s wise, evocative words have been echoing for me lately as we prepare to host … Continue reading

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Risking Delight

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert I agree. So for the past week, as I’ve done for the past 15 odd years at Christmastime, I’ve been donning … Continue reading

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