Monthly Archives: December 2018

What a Difference a Year Makes

Dear Reader: A year ago today I left my house to spend New Year’s with John and Mandy so I would be there to keep Eva Cate when everyone returned to work the day after New Year’s… except for students … Continue reading

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An Interesting Discovery between the Joy of Giving and Getting

Dear Reader: I distinctly remember the Christmas when I realized that the joy of giving was so much more fulfilling and exciting than the joy of receiving….The children were all small and we were over at Poppy’s and Dee-Dee’s ….there … Continue reading

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“Row, Row, Row the Boat…”

Dear Reader: When we have time to reflect back on our lives…hasn’t most of it been ┬áspent rowing…struggling to move from one situation to a better one? Sometimes our struggles have produced an improved change in life….but usually, for most … Continue reading

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Mary Went the Distance…

Dear Reader: I read an excerpt from Quinn Caldwell’s Christmas devotion ( All I Really Want) about the role of Mary in Jesus’ life and it made me pause and think about this epiphany more studiously. Basically it was the … Continue reading

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Words that Permanently are Associated with Christmas

Dear Reader: Isn’t it true that some writers create such memorable characters in literature that they remarkably take on an identity of their own? If you look up the word “GRINCH” you notice it didn’t come into existence until Dr. … Continue reading

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The “God Wink” at the Christmas Eve Service

Dear Reader: Yesterday I left you hanging about a remarkable incident that took place at the end of the Christmas Eve Service….the service in which I told an old German fairy tale…a story about a clock-maker and his love for … Continue reading

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“The Christmas Time Stood Still”

Dear Reader: I never know when and where the idea for the next Christmas Eve story will come…but I always know it will. I suppose I have my foot to thank for the Christmas story last night. While in my … Continue reading

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