It’s the beginning of a brand-new year. Hopefully it will be better than the last. It’s a time to look forward; to plan and to dream. But, before I get to that, I want to share a sweet memory from the final days of 2020. It was probably something I have not done for at … More A Fun And Memorable Way To End The Old Year
I’m feeling a little discombobulated today. It’s the day after Christmas and I should be getting ready for our family Christmas party. It has been our tradition, for the last twenty years or so, to get together as a family on December 26. A Tradition Begins It started years ago, when my brother and his … More It’s The Day After Christmas, Now What?
I love Christmas music. As soon as the radio stations start playing Christmas music, I’m listening. I’ve really enjoyed it this year because it felt like they started a little bit early. That’s ok, we needed it this year. I guess I’m a traditionalist because I love the old standards the best, especially the sacred … More The Most Meaningful Lines From My Favorite Christmas Carols
My eyes opened to the darkness of the room. It was the middle of the night and, once again, I was wide awake. It was a common occurrence; because of my age or because it was 2020, who’s to say? Thoughts In The Middle Of The Night And as was typical, my thoughts started … More Have You Prepared Room In Your Heart This Christmas?
It’s done. Three days after Thanksgiving and my Christmas tree is up. In this very unusual year, it feels good to have some sense of normalcy. Tree Or No Tree There is a wide range of feelings on decorating for Christmas this year. Some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks … More Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year
Anyone need some hope this Christmas? … More Could You Use A Little Hope This Christmas?
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 (KJV) Christmas Music Music. What can be better than Christmas music? It is one of my favorite things. I’m very much a … More What I Experienced On The Fifth Day Of Christmas
This year was one of my favorite Christmases ever. Maybe it was because I went to the Holy Lands right before Christmas. Maybe it was because my girl is home from Scotland. It could be it was just the perfect combination of faith, family and friends. … More Twelve Things That Made My Christmas Extra Special
Reality doesn’t always match our expectations. I experienced this on our recent trip to Israel. Oh, don’t get me wrong, our pilgrimage to the Holy Land was spectacular, the trip of a lifetime. It was just one particular site that left me wanting. Shepherds’ Fields ? One of the things I looked forward to the most … More What Happened to the Shepherds’ Fields?
Do you remember playing hide and seek as a child? A verse in the Bible sent me back to my childhood with a reassuring message about seeking God. … More What Does A Child’s Game Have To Do With God?