Tag Archives: Christmas

How the birth of Jesus messed up my day

My Catch hit so close to home yesterday that it never got out. I had already decided to explore what we could learn this Christmas season from the life of Joseph, not expecting to find out right off the bat … Continue reading

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Making sense of a messy world

The wise men have always been my favorite because they were … well … wise. I’ve always been attracted to people who are wise; who have the ability to use their minds effectively to think, rationalize, analyze, and articulate the … Continue reading

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Robin’s midnight Christmas moment

Today’s Catch comes from a story by one of our regular readers that was inspired by yesterday’s Catch about silver bells. We appreciate it so much when you share your stories with us, and, as much as possible, we like … Continue reading

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Silver bells, and not a day too soon

It’s December, and the city stoplights are already blinking a bright red and green. I don’t know how they know how to do that, but suddenly, every December, they do. One of these years, I’m going to stay up all … Continue reading

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The Last Gift of Christmas

Our 16-year-old son, Chandler, is the one responsible for the last gift of Christmas, 2015. By that I mean the last gift purchased. It was late afternoon, Christmas Eve, and Chandler, Marti and I had just enjoyed a traditional live … Continue reading

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Pleasant Haunts

I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses … Continue reading

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What God wants for Christmas

Marti, Chandler and I were discussing Christmas yesterday when the question came up: “What do you think God would like for Christmas?” and Chandler said, matter-of-factly, as if everyone knew this, that God would like a surfboard. Now before you … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Baby Jesus

The birth of anything is miraculous, but the birth of a human being is exceptionally so, not just because of the wonder of a whole person packed into an infant, but because of what it will become. I’ve done it … Continue reading

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