Category Archives: Holidays

Story of the day – Christmas Day In The Morning (Pearl S. Buck)

Because giving at Christmas is always better than receiving, isn’t it? He woke suddenly and completely. It was four o’clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

  Luke 2 King James Version (KJV) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was … Continue reading

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What are you cooking for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day?

For most of us, Christmas is the first or second biggest family event of the year, especially in the cooking and baking department. Some people prefer turkey, some prefer ham, and others (like me) prefer beef.

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Story of the day – The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)

As part of her collection “Christ Legends” Selma Lagerlöf wrote the story “The Holy Night,” a Christmas-themed tale first published sometime in the early 1900s but before her death in 1940. It tells the story of the author at five … Continue reading

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Music of the day – O Holy Night

I love this version of O Holy Night, because it reminds me of my sister who had a beautiful soprano voice and sang the solo in our church on Christmas Eve. This is a comment on the YouTube video that … Continue reading

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President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2020 National Christmas Tree Lighting

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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Story of the day – My Christmas Miracle (Taylor Caldwell)

For many of us, one Christmas stands out from all the others, the one when the meaning of the day shone clearest. Although I did not guess it, my own truest Christmas began on a rainy spring day in the … Continue reading

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Story of the day – The Gift Of The Magi (O. Henry)

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with … Continue reading

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Sunset | Winter Solstice 2020 LIVE from Stonehenge

The shortest day of the year. From now on the days will be longer. Can Spring be far behind? In my location, the Winter Solstice is officially at 5:02 am tomorrow, December 21, 2020.

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