“This is the irrational season

Where love blooms bright and wild. 

Had Mary been filled with reason

There’d have been no room for the child.”

Madeline L’Engle

Well HELLO December.

Our house is covered in twinkly colored lights – inside and out. Fresh greens and fruit? Someday Williamsburg someday.

Brene’ Brown says we get to choose comfort or courage, not both. Oh Tricky December, your clever branding promises comfort yet so often what you require is courage –  relational, hopeful, faithful, brave courage.

Here’s to not letting reason stand in the way of decorating, hoping, or believing this season.

(And Here’s to being BRAVE enough to celebrate irrational joy. )

Upon referencing my editorial calendar which I plan well ahead and strongly adhere to, I’m not sure  I’ll be writing much more on the topic of  Christmas this year.  Here are a few of my favorite Christmas posts from years past. Love and colored lights to all…

Welcome Christmas (2012)

Two of  My December Best Friends (2011) (Recipe included!)

Already, Not Yet (2009)


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2 Responses to ““This is the irrational season”

  1. Faith Olson December 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Oh, Nina! Great words and insights to begin the month. Different reasons for different seasons of life…but courage, bravery, irrational joy are needed in each one. You day it so well. Thanks for the reminder…and sharing the joy of Sophia’s delightful picture.

  2. mary cummings December 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    blessings to you..oh “well spoken one”…it makes me
    feel like you are right around the corner and i can
    pick you up a vanilla latte from starbucks.!!
    joy to you!

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