As a child, we never celebrated Christmas. Well, let me clarify that. We had a Christmas tree and all kinds of tinsel. We also received Christmas gifts and sang about Santa Claus. But we never celebrated Jesus. It was a purely secular holiday for us. The church tradition in which I grew up believed celebratingContinue reading “Oh Come, Oh Come”
There is a young woman at my church who makes me smile every time I see her. She is not just beautiful, she is strong. Tall, model-status lovely, smart, and full of life. It was my honor to host her 18th birthday party here at Autumn House.
“You can say no,” she said. “But I want to throw my nephew a surprise party and I was wondering if we could use your house.” It was an easy yes. We have a big, spacious home with a pool along with a pool house that just screams to be used for parties. When theContinue reading “A Christening of Sorts”