Tag Archives: Christmas

Search and Rescue

It’s here, it’s finally here. Christmas has come. I woke to find snow covering the ground, the animals were still huddled together in the beds for warmth in the stillness of the dawn. It was peaceful, gentle, and magical. As … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .

There are only three weeks until Christmas Day. The snow is no where to be found and the temperature this morning was 61 degrees. It’s hard to imagine the postcard images of snow covered pine trees and ice skaters skimming … Continue reading

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Regem angelorum

I realize Thanksgiving is barely in the rearview mirror, but my heart is already looking toward the next holiday. I cannot explain the transition of Thanksgiving into Christmas, I think it has a lot to do with my family. We … Continue reading

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the day after

We’re in the days after Christmas. People have returned to work, the shine of the lights has dimmed, the clutter of torn paper has been collected into the trash cans, the special dishes have been put away. Tablecloths have been soaked to … Continue reading

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home

This time of year effects our hearts like no other, when it comes to that word, home.  It can bring us to tears, remind us of silly stories, sweet memories, and dear ones now passed on. For me, it is seems … Continue reading

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the promise

Playing The Promise by Michael Card during the Christmas season was one of the sweet traditions my mom started when I was in college.  Michael Card’s lyrics were rooted deeply in Scripture drawing the listener into a reflective, insightful view of … Continue reading

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Merry Morn

I have been awake for a couple hours now and find my spirit content, which usually means I begin humming.  Today’s hymn of choice, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I love the verses of this hymn, the simplicity of the … Continue reading

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My grown up Christmas List

This year is not something I want to repeat. But there are nuggets I’d be glad to treasure each day. As a nation and a world, we’ve seen horrible violence, natural disasters, and untold heartache. It makes me ache for … Continue reading

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ears and eyes

Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my sighing. Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the … Continue reading

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Courage anyway

Poor Joseph.  He is so often a supporting character to the Christmas story when he should be seen as the one of the main characters.  Joseph had every right, according to Jewish law, to surrender Mary to be stoned to death … Continue reading

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