As I frantically search Amazon for the perfect Lady Bug costume that isn't too itchy, has antennas and comes with a tutu (but not a black one, only red), I can't help but feel conflicted. Gifts are a huge part of the exhilaration children feel at Christmas, but I don't want it to be limited to that.
Upon reflecting this season, I have asked myself, what does it mean to wait in December 2013? On the surface, waiting can seem like a passive experience in standing by for external forces to act. And in our world, far too many people are stuck waiting for relief.
My younger brother found out that those presents under the tree don't come from Santa's workshop; they come from the mall. Shock, disbelief and disappointment quickly set in.
How misleading our superficial differences! How right we are to think of a human family, and indeed, an extended family in which all of our planetary cohabitants are cousins, at one remove or another.
Angels are an everyday part of my life. Strange as it may sound to you I have been seeing angels since I was a baby. I see them physically just as I would see you if you were sitting in front of me.
Now, she is 10 years old. A fifth grader. None of her friends believe in Santa anymore. My husband and I struggle with how long to keep this up.
'Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the production company, Not a creature was stirring: except for the development execs who hadn't g...
Instead of showering your kids with a pile of this year's hot clothes, toys and electronics (which, let's face it, will probably be collecting dust by the end of the school year), make it a tradition to give your kids the gift of a memorable holiday experience
Now that I'm an adult with my own kids -- I'm expecting another one early in the new year -- I find a whole new plateau of pleasure in the Christmas season.
This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.
I had come to see the man who had murdered my sister, her husband and their baby years ago. He had apologized; I was there to try to reconcile.
Both popes face the daunting task of restoring confidence in a religious institution rocked with scandal both sexual and financial. Can he restore the faith of fallen-away Catholics like myself, who could no longer bear the dichotomy between institutionalism and morality?
As some consumers jubilantly hop from store-to-store reaping the benefits of these price-slashing events, I suspect that there may be a hangover waiting.
"Who are you?" "Why Barack, I'm the Christmas Ghost of Presidential Legacies Past. I visit second-term presidents to help them map out their foreign ...
Let this be my gift. Merry Christmas! Best, Alex Schattner ...
When we tell and retell the most important stories of our life, we often find that every time we tell it, there are a few details that we can't leave ...