Tag Archives: Christmas

Born and born again

I am finding out that Christmas is a lot more fun after December 25 than before. Before, there is so much angst. It’s a time well known for the stress of shopping, trying to anticipate expectations, planning, missing deadlines, packages … Continue reading

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Forced slowdown

It’s great to hear from a number of you who still have your tree up. We’re not the only ones. I’m gathering strength over that. And most of you have the same reason — it went by too fast and … Continue reading

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‘Not gonna do it!’

Yesterday was trash pickup day and the last day to get your Christmas tree disposed of for free. It’s a conspiracy. Apparently the city thinks you should be done with Christmas by now, but I’m not giving in. I’ll just … Continue reading

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Some of Christmas is still up

We’re still not taking Christmas down. At least not all of it. We need to hang onto a few things. Here are some things that should bleed over into our lives from Christmas, and keeping a few decorations out might … Continue reading

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Waiting for Candlemas

Though we’ve taken some of our Christmas decorations down, the tree is still up. Part of the reason for that is that Christmas seemed to go by too fast this year, or at least we were too busy to enjoy … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin Where meek souls will receive Him still, the … Continue reading

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Putting up with the likes of us

So this Christmas, focus on Christ being born in you. Maybe that’s why He was born the first time into a smelly stable. Not that much different from being born in us. These are the last three sentences of my … Continue reading

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Jesus — ‘bastard child’

  Jesus understands everything about being human because He experienced it, including feeling the effects of the rumor mill. He understands how people talk, and how no matter what you say, people are going to believe what they want to … Continue reading

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