Category Archives: Christmas

The Man and the Birds, 2017

For over five years, I have published an original blog every Thursday, although I have repeated a few special ones.  But this year, for only the second time, I am printing a story by someone else.  I printed it once … Continue reading

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The Memory Box, 2017

After several years of not having a Christmas tree at all and before that 25 years with an artificial tree, I went “all in” and got a live tree this year.  Then I had to find the decorations.   I finally … Continue reading

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To Santa Claus or Not to Santa Claus

When I went to kindergarten in Winnebago, Minnesota, there were two other boys on the same block who were in my class, David Pettit and Steve Bonebrake.  Interestingly enough they are still in my life through Facebook.  The three mothers … Continue reading

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You Mean We Have to Go to Church on CHRISTMAS?

Every seven years or so, depending on leap years, Christmas Day ends up on Sunday.  The first time I really remember it happening in my lifetime was when I was in sixth grade.  As a family, we always focused on … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, to quote a popular song of the season.  Even though it is cold in many parts of the country, the feeling of warmth is tangible.  One of the joys of getting up … Continue reading

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The Man and the Birds

For over three years, I have published an original blog every Thursday, although I have repeated a few special ones. Each Christmas, for the last three years, I have printed my story of the unopened gift.  If you are looking … Continue reading

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Coming Home for Christmas Again

For many years, Folger’s Coffee ran heart-tugging commercials, although I have not seen one this year.  In the most memorable one, a young man comes home to his family at Christmas and is welcomed by a cup of coffee. The … Continue reading

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Advent 101

As many of you know, we are now in the Advent season.  Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent and this Sunday is the second.  Growing up in a Baptist parsonage, I had little contact with Advent.  I had … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift ’14

Some of you may have seen this the last two Christmases, but just like Paul Harvey repeated his story of  “The Man and the Birds” yearly, I plan to repeat this every Christmas.  I hope you continue to enjoy it. … Continue reading

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The Memory Box

In my attic, I have a box of memories.  It is not marked that way on the box, but that is what it is nonetheless.  The box says, “Christmas decorations”. When the grandchildren were younger, I would bring down the … Continue reading

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