Category: Holidays

Happy New Year to Me

I think I have said it before but to me birthdays are like New Year’s day. The vibe is so similar. I look backward and reflect on accomplishments, I marvel at my blessings and I set new goals and make plans for the year moving forward. Janus (January) is the roman god of beginnings and…

By Mirm September 12, 2021 0

Clay at 25

Some things don’t seem possible. Today is one of them! Why? Because it is hard to believe you are already a quarter of a century! Your dad would have been so proud of the man you have become. When Emily turned 25 I gave her a 25 pun salute! Here is the Clay version for…

By Mirm March 4, 2021 0

2020 in the Rearview Mirror

I cannot say that I am sorry to see this year go. It has been a very different year. A friend asked the question, “What 2 things most shaped the trajectory of 2020?” The obvious first answer is COVID. But, what is the second thing that radically reshaped 2020? And additionally, what changes swept in…

By Mirm December 31, 2020 0

Jack

This is a silly thought I had – why are carved pumpkins called “jack-o-lanterns”? So, I looked it up with the magic of the internet. It seems that it comes from the 1500s when all those stories, fairy tales, nursery rhymes and fables were being told and nearly every little boy was named Jack! Jack…

By Mirm October 26, 2020 1

Father’s Day 2020

I think about the Amy Grant song written many years before we were parents and how Jim shared that he hoped one day, when he became a parent, that the words would be true of him as he reflected Jesus. Eyes that find the good in things, When good is not around; Eyes that find…

By Mirm June 21, 2020 0

Resurrection Buns

It is interesting how each of us have different memories which turn into traditions or anti- traditions. I grew up the oldest and hated Easter egg hunts because I always had to hunt in a separate room from my siblings. On the flip side, I love many of the traditions of Easter and was once…

By Mirm April 20, 2020 0

A Different Kind of Homelessness

The saying is “home sweet home” rather than “house sweet house” and the reason is obvious. The idea of home is so much more than a place. It is full of intangible things like love, comfort, safety and a strong sense of belonging, both those who belong to me and those to whom I belong.…

By Mirm February 21, 2020 0