Merry Christmas

This Christmas Eve evening as we worshiped with our son and his family, my heart was filled with so many emotions. Thanksgiving for our Savior. Pure delight I'm sharing this time of worship with our son, his wife and our grandchildren. Joy to be standing next to my husband singing Christmas Carols. And great peace …

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Who kidnapped Christmas?

December 25th... I am not celebrating Rudolph's red nose, nor am I celebrating Frosty the Snowman's pipe or tall hat. It is not "Happy Holidays". It is "Merry Christmas". An elementary school in Frisco, Texas has banned Christmas trees and the colors red and green from their school "Winter Party". Banned the colors red and …

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Christmas Traditions ~ by susan werthem

As a youth, the day after Thanksgiving was one of decorating the house while eating turkey sandwiches piled high with stuffing, cranberry sauce and lots of mayonnaise. It was not a day of bargain hunting at the mall as it is now for most of us, but one of hanging yards and yards of garland …

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Life is not a Hallmark Card ~ by susan werthem

In case you haven’t noticed, life is NOT a Hallmark card!!! Over the past two days I have spoken to several of my friends and we all agree that life is definitely not a Hallmark card or one of those sappy movies on TV. Life is messy. This time of year seems to exaggerate unhealthy …

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A Perfect Day ~ by susan werthem

I just finished watching a movie called “A Perfect Day”. I enjoyed it and thought it had a good message. What does your perfect day look like? Would you say today was a perfect day? For me, today was a really good day…maybe even a great day. Not sure I would call it perfect, but …

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Christmas Memories

Getting together with family usually includes the reciting of stories of old, the remembering of previous gatherings and reminiscences of those who are no longer with us. In the midst of this we are also making new memories to be shared in future. Yesterday afternoon as I walked outside I heard my husband say, "Ahoy, …

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Comfort Food

Desserts are not my forte, but are my responsibility for Christmas this year. My husband knows I am dessert impaired…that is cooking them…I definitely know how to eat them!! Normally when I am responsible for dessert I have these grandiose ideas, I look-up all sorts of fancy recipes, read all of the reviews and comments, …

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The Hope of Advent

Hope I love this time of year.  Advent.  The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." For many the focus during this time of the year is on the “arrival” of the Christmas cards in the mail; taking note of who remembered us this year; scrutinizing the card’s photo, the message, is it signed or pre-printed …

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