Category Archives: Christmas

Hope

Peace can come from having hope; a belief things will turn out the way God desires for His perfect will, despite evidence to the contrary. Continue reading

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Light Hearted

I Tweeted the other day “A candle is barely noticeable in daylight.  However, its light is undeniable in darkness.”  The only thing more noticeable in darkness is the absence of light. Continue reading

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Crashing the Creche

Merchants running with their carts like peddlers at a parade, camp prostitutes trying to get a look at the baby, roman soldiers investigating the cause of the commotion, animals in an uproar and at least a few heavenly guardians in the room. The night was certainly holy, but definitely NOT silent. Now I need to find a bunch of new figures for my nativity scene! Continue reading

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The Chair

The reasons a chair might be empty are numerous. At our house, we have some missing family members when we gather around our table; family members we wish were still there with us. We also miss friends who used to join us for meals when we lived far from where we are now. Continue reading

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The Christmas Guest

Who’s coming to your house tonight?  “The Christmas Guest” by Helen Steiner Rice is my favorite Christmas poem.  I hope you enjoy it.  Merry Christmas! It happened one day near December’s end, Two neighbors called on an old-time friend And … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Carly Simon wrote the song “Anticipation” in 1971 in 15 minutes while playing her guitar as she waited for Cat Stevens to pick her up so the two could go on a date.  The song became one of her biggest … Continue reading

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Oh-Oh Christmas Tree

Whenever I cut a live Christmas tree, I remember an escapade from over 30 years ago when I was in the service.  We were all away from home and feeling a bit bummed-out.  Spray can snow and Christmas lights taped-up … Continue reading

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