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Elizabeth Foss
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The Christmas boxes are all carefully packed and tucked away until late November. Every year, I fight a little anxiety as I pack them away. “If I’m not here next year, will they all know how to … more
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” -- L.M. Montgomery I love this Anne of Green Gables quote. It is nice to awaken to a new day, fresh without any … more
Advent brings with it twinkling lights, candles glowing in rosy shades of purple and pink, children with faces upturned in gleeful anticipation, ribbons and wrapping, and carols and candles. And a … more
The women of the Living Advent team at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly recently sponsored a presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug. The priest, who has taken on Food Network Iron Chef Bobby Flay in … more
My baby turned six last week. Six. She reminds me that it takes two hands to show her age now; the five fingers on one hand are not sufficient. She is my last baby. I know that now. I have spent much … more
“Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” — Elizabeth Stone When one has a little child and … more
My friend Linda called one morning. We talked for a few minutes before I had to dash out the door and deliver a teenager to work and a second-grader to dance. I apologized for my hasty hangup, and … more
One day, in late June, I decided to start taking a walk every day. I bought a pedometer, promised myself 10,000 steps and started discovering paths. I walked my neighborhood. I walked trails near … more
When they are little, we read them stories from Bibles with cartoon illustrations. We sing them songs about lights under bushels and Father Abraham and his many sons. God is good and God is great and … more
It’s funny what moments stand out clearly in one’s memory. I remember driving to work the first day of school, the first year I taught, ready to begin an adventure with first grade. The traffic … more
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