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The “Perfect” Hat

When my youngest son, Austin, was eight years old, he brought home a Christmas present, handmade at school especially for me. As we sat down together to open it, I noticed he lacked his usual excited grin and anticipatory squirm as I began unwrapping the gift. Instead, he looked slightly forlorn and a little sad. As the custom wrapping job, …

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Christmas Spirit

It’s Christmastime and, like everyone, we’ve been feeling all “the feels.” We’ve decorated our tree, hung our stockings, wrapped sweet little gifts for the ones we love, purchased the ingredients for our holiday baking, and made plans for a trip to spend Christmas Eve and Day with our children and grandchildren. Through it all, we’ve been humming our best Christmas …