Life, Love, & Laundry — Christmas

When Christmas Doesn't Feel Like Christmas

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

When Christmas Doesn't Feel Like Christmas

Today's blog may not happen. Maybe it will end up being a list of things I love or a list of things I hate.  Maybe it will just be a jumbled mess of all the lists running around in my head. I doubt anyone could make sense of it, I surely cannot.  Christmas season is here. There are lists of things to do, places to go, people to see....and each of those are both personally and business related for us.  Christmas used to be my favourite time of the year. I loved everything about it. I still try to enjoy...

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Pagans, Jesus, Santa and Rabbits

Posted by Ben Stevens on

Pagans, Jesus, Santa and Rabbits

Happy Easter weekend, or as I prefer to call it rabbit chocolate turd weekend.  Seriously have you never made the connection easter eggs bear a striking resemblance to little rabbit poops?  It got me thinking why is a rabbit even connected to Easter.  I guess it goes back to Lutherans in Germany who portrayed the rabbit as a judge of whether children were naughty or nice...wait a minute.  The rabbit also brought coloured eggs, candy and sometimes toys to good little children...is this for real?  The rabbit brings them in the night before Easter so when the children wake up...

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Christmas

Posted by Ben Stevens on

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Christmas

Turn on your television on any given evening these days and you'll likely find all the good parts of Christmas from friends, family, presents, parties, beliefs, and overall joy.  The truth is for most of us, though, Christmas is not always 100% joy and all the good things.  If you have ever spent a Christmas with sick kids or sick yourself you will know exactly what I mean.  If you have ever lost a loved one during the season, you will know the heartache that can come with Christmas.  There is even some bad found in the good quite often when it...

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It's Not Easy Going Green - December 2018

Posted by Ben Stevens on

It's Not Easy Going Green - December 2018

Sometimes the hardest areas in our life to convert to the going green lifestyle is the traditions we have that we are deeply connected to from our past.  Christmas is one of those areas for us, and likely you as well.  The extra lights for decorations, the gifts, the wrapping paper, the excessive food, the deliveries, and much more.  We have said in the past our purpose of these blog posts is to make permanent changes once a month in our normal practices.  We hope that this not only has impact on our way of living and our planet but...

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An Unapologetic Merry Christmas

Posted by Ben Stevens on

An Unapologetic Merry Christmas

Unless you have lived in a cave for the last few years, you know there has been much discussion about using the phrase Merry Christmas.  The more recent trend, that is deemed politically correct, is Happy Holidays.  As you read this, for any of you that know me, you are likely suspecting I will say it should be Merry Christmas, because of my Christian upbringing and that I was a pastor for 12 years.  Some of you may be thinking, Ben is a pretty liberal guy despite his religious views, he is likely going to say we should use the...

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