Monthly Archives: December 2017

The “Glory” of a New Year

Dear Reader: Quinn Caldwell (“All I Really Want”) in his Christmas devotionals talks about the “miraculous’ sighting of a “glory.” People who travel a lot on airplanes have a better opportunity to have witnessed this optical phenomenon and it is … Continue reading

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Leave the Lights On…

Dear Reader: Have you ever noticed that when one light goes out in your house…inexplicably other light bulbs often “pop” at the same time? It is as if there is some kind of conspiracy among light bulbs…a time when they … Continue reading

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“I Hear You”…

Dear Reader: Rutledge adopted an elephant for Christmas and applicably enough…he is named Rutledge in his honor. He lives on the Kenya Wildlife Reserve! So cute…just like our Rutledge with the same great memory! Maybe one day Rutledge, the Clemson … Continue reading

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Coming Alive in the New Year

(Kelly Rae Roberts) Dear Reader: Isn’t that an interesting question? There is a lot of debate about who actually said the original quote…but it goes like this: “Ask yourself what makes you come alive and do that…because what the world … Continue reading

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All is Calm…All is Overcast

Dear Reader: The cold is settling into the lowcountry… Yesterday was chilly and overcast. Along with the new cold weather front the calm remains…It has only been the ‘bright’ that has dimmed somewhat among the clouds… Some people had to … Continue reading

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A Sigh of Contentment…

Dear Reader: When lunch was finished at Doodle’s house yesterday…an (almost planned-sounding) sigh escaped everyone’s lips. Gluttony, for one day of the year, feels so good, doesn’t it! (We just finished the main meal…all those delectable goodies on the table … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story for 2017-“The Last Straw”

Dear Reader: I came to the conclusion many years ago…that I don’t choose the Christmas Eve story…the story chooses me. This is definitely true this year of all years. I had one story selected since last Christmas for this Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve…Time to Take a Sentimental Journey

Dear Reader: Christmas Eve is here and it is time to take a “Sentimental Journey.”¬†Of all the days of the year…this one, for me, is always the most sentimental. A day for memories. The stanza to this popular Doris Day … Continue reading

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Listening for Christmas Through Angels

  (Picture…from Christmas card from Chris Frazier- Thank you Chris!) Dear Reader: In the Christmas classic…It’s a Wonderful Life… Jimmy Stewart’s youngest actress/daughter’s character speaks the famous words at the end of the movie: “Every time a bell rings, an … Continue reading

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“The Gold Wrapping Paper”

Dear Reader: Wrapping paper is not my friend. Most years I tussle through the whole wrapping process…the tape sticks to my fingers and it won’t come off as needed or it disappears under another mound of wrapping paper, along with … Continue reading

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