Category Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas

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How can it possibly be the end of December? The years go by fast, and I suppose that’s because they are so very full. I used to think that life would be a little more serene after our children left … Continue reading

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Christmas Changes Everything

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Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Immanuel, God with us. It is a miracle of massive proportions, but after a lifetime of celebrating the birth of Jesus, sometimes the meaning of exactly what he did for us … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year! 2017 is history, and 2018 is a blank page to be painted with another year of happenings. The happenings of 2017 have colored our year, like most other years, with family and friends, work, rest, and play, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner, and our house will be full of our children, their spouses and our three grandsons. To say that I am looking forward to Christmas, to having the whole family together, is a whopper of … Continue reading

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A Life of Pondering

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December features stories of miracles. Angels appeared to Mary, Joseph and to the Bethlehem shepherds announcing the birth of the Son of God, Jesus, the Messiah. For Mary, right in the middle of it all, it must have been a … Continue reading

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Every Christmas is the Best Christmas

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Dan and I do not remember our first Christmas together. Still newlyweds, we were loving life and loving each other, working at challenging jobs, and our families were both out of the area. I was surprised to find the Christmas … Continue reading

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Advent Anticipation

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When I was a kid, Advent was always marked by an Advent Calendar. My siblings and I took turns opening the tiny door each day, and we appreciated the surprise inside. The real treat, however, was that Christmas was one … Continue reading

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Christmas: Evidence of God’s Love

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Jesus love me this I know. As a child I sang that song, and as an adult I have always known that Jesus loves me. But…sometimes I forget. At times I’m not so sure. Christmas provides an especially good opportunity … Continue reading

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Knocking on Doors and Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is a time when we knock on each other’s doors, visit, have dinner and attend parties with our neighbors, friends, co-workers and families. The go-to response to a knock at the door is at Christmas time is, “Come in!” … Continue reading

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Three Treasured Christmas Songs and Their Stories

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Every song has a story.* Christmas music, in my house, is only heard from the day after Thanksgiving through December.  While I write I am listening to an eclectic play list of Christmas selections, ranging from The Messiah, (in the background right … Continue reading

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