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Books that are emotionally engaging, passionately crafted, and infused with hope.

Lighting the Bayberry Candle

Lighting the Bayberry Candle In our family we have a tradition of lighting a bayberry candle on New Year’s Eve. This tradition is very old and may have originated with the early colonists. Because it came from my MacGregor grandmother’s traditions, we always associated it with our Scottish heritage. In the tradition, the candle is…

A Simple Ceremony

Simple rituals take a moment, an ordinary moment, and bring us into its presence. We are for the moment with the moment. Drawn by some gesture, a phrase, a simple ceremony like lighting a candle My friend of German heritage always reaches for the hands of those around the table and as we follow his…