Monthly Archives: December 2014

Surprise! It’s Christmas!

Dear Reader: If we think back on our own childhood memories of Christmas morning…of all the mixed elements on this day of great anticipation for children everywhere…the element of Surprise is (and has always been) the key ingredient! As much … Continue reading

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Christmas is “Kid Stuff” for Adults…

Dear Reader: Here are my “Three Wise Men” because I have learned more from each of them than  I ever knew before they existed. They have made me fall in love again with each of them. Powerful stuff! Today is … Continue reading

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The “Centerpiece of Christmas”…Friends and Family

  Dear Reader: Every year, without fail, Christmas arrives with Honey bringing me the centerpiece “Apple Tree.” The smell from the apples and pineapple bring (for me) the scent of Christmas…the longer the centerpiece stays in place…the more the apples … Continue reading

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This Christmas…Take Time to Re-Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Dear Reader: Because of the different roles that men and women play in any particular society…it is easy to lose sight of ourselves, isn’t it? For most of us the day will come when we wake up, look in the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith… While Running the Race…

  Dear Reader: I planted these three pink amaryllises a little over two weeks ago. They have all gotten the same amount of water and sunshine…yet the one in the middle is far ahead of the others in height and … Continue reading

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Christmas Should “Fit Like a Glove”

Dear Reader: “Happy Days are here again…my gloves and sleeve… just got in….Let us shout for joy from our “within”…Happy Days are here again.” “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth so I can wish you Merry … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas…the Unexpected Guest

Dear Reader: With all the planning and organizing that goes on at Christmas (like preparing for a military invasion of some sort) sometimes we can get “thrown” by the silliest things…like the unexpected guest or visitor who arrives unannounced. Finally…at … Continue reading

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When Our World Turns Upside Down…There’s a God Wink Coming!

Dear Reader: If this scene looks inviting to you…it was! This was the room where I told the story of “The Legend of the Palmetto Rose Cross” yesterday. Kay, the owner Baker’s Pond Nursery, has a gift for making everything … Continue reading

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It’s Not Santa…But the Children Who Are Watching Us!

Dear Reader: Jake will turn three months on Christmas Eve and he is, not only waiting on Santa and his (sorta) birthday, but he is watching too. I love to sneak into Jake’s room and observe him staring at the … Continue reading

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Come Follow Me…Into My Garden of Comfort and Joy

  Dear Reader: When Honey and I went to visit Spruce Pine, NC in January of 2009…the receptionist (at the school turned hotel where we stayed) upon hearing my story of our decision to follow the footsteps of Ruthie and … Continue reading

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