Category Archives: Christmas

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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The Unopened Gift

Some of you may have seen this last Christmas and some of you may have read it in Jones Valley Life magazine this year, but just like Paul Harvey repeated his story of  “The Man and the Birds” yearly, I plan to … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

With the recent horrific events in Newtown, CT, I wrestled with whether to go ahead with the blog I had intended to write or address the tragedy.  I have decided to focus on Christmas now and deal with evil later. … Continue reading

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