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Longpool

A Love Letter to Longpool

A Love Letter to Longpool, A Beloved Arkansas Campground Dear Longpool, Just the other day I was going through a box of old photos (a winter project suitable for a string of days of sub-zero temperatures). I came across this sweet photo of our three oldest kiddos on our first camping trip to your perfectly …

Morgan Heart

Love Letters

Do you know what happens in February? First and foremost, it’s Black History Month, so it’s a good month to read a book by a Black American. (Need a suggestion? I got you.)  But also, February is sometimes all dressed up in PINK,  Because of St. Valentine’s Day.  Which I know has been co-opted into …

Letters from Alison

An Open Letter to Jemar Tisby

Dear Mr. Tisby, After the election, I was reading the news, lamenting on Twitter, and trying to listen to the voices that I felt were most marginalized by the comments our newly elected president had made on his campaign trail. Listen and lament. Listen and lament. But after about a week, I was drowning in a …

Bad Urach Hike, Creativity, Germany

A Letter to My Kids About Making Time For Creativity

A Letter To My Children About Making Time For Creativity Dear Sweet Ones, I want to tell you something about creativity. To create is to reflect the image of God, the Creator. To create anything is to participate in the divine purpose for which we were made. I hope you will let those words sink …

August 2007, book of letters, alison chino

A Book of Letters

Happy Ten Year Blog Anniversary to Me! Ten years ago I started writing on the internet, and to celebrate that little milestone, I am releasing a little 60-page book of letters I wrote right here: It’s called Letters from Alison. I hope you enjoy it! Blogging has been the most wonderful gift to me as …

Letters from Alison

A Letter about Celebrating Christmas

A Letter to My Friend Sarabeth about Advent Traditions and Celebrating Christmas in 2016 November 23, 2016 Dear Sarabeth, When you texted me yesterday to ask me for ideas about Advent, I was in the middle of crying through the end of Ta-Nehisi Coate’s book Between the World and Me.  I was sitting and wishing …

Letters from Alison

Letters

In this day and age of email and texting, it is a rare but delightful occurrence to open your mailbox and find a handwritten letter waiting for you. In this last year especially, I have rediscovered the joy of writing letters. I’ve been sending lots more letters. I mentioned briefly last week that I am …