No more pretending

This year has kicked everyone’s butts. Everyone. I can’t think of one person who’s exempt. As parents, many of us feel the pressure to tow this fine…


The difference 2000 years makes

I do not know about you, but the buildup to Christmas morning is quite the ordeal around the Tyson house.  Shopping.  Wrapping.  More shopping.  More…


Follow the peace

I know I’ve been writing about anxiety a lot this year. But my goodness, it feels like I honestly can’t catch a break from it. It feels like the…


Loving from afar: A new perspective on Christmas

I sat on my couch, just inches away from my little boy who was playing with his trains on the coffee table. We had been home from school for at least…


In a weary world, let's seek the "thrill of hope"

If you listened to my Christmas playlist, you’d quickly get bored. It’s essentially every version of “O Holy Night” available on Spotify. Even though…


The Christmas star of 2020

Be honest: Have you ever found yourself wishing to see miracles like you’ve read about in the Bible?  I’ll raise my hand here because I certainly…


“On earth as it is in heaven”: Celebrate Christmas across the nations

I distinctly remember standing outside on my late grandmother’s home patio when my brother asked me if we set off fireworks only on Christmas Eve,…


Finding treasure at Christmastime

The clothes were all selected and laid out on the floor of my closet.  The color scheme was navy and white, which would match perfectly with the…


The invisible God

Christmas 2020 will have a uniquely important place in our lives. It’s different, yet the same. It’s not as merry, yet more profound. It’s not what…