Category Archives: Holidays

A Dose of Reality

It comes as  no shock to people who know me or who have read much of anything I have written. It has been nearly 5 years since the suggestion was put before me that the health difficulties I had been … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

As long as I can remember, the days from Thanksgiving to Christmas have always been my most favorite days of the year. During childhood, my parents held, almost religiously, to a set of traditions. I knew that every Thanksgiving Day, … Continue reading

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In the Ring

I guess it has been  some time since I have written. Like most people living in these days, I have found myself busy. Of course, the holiday season adds to that busyness, but for me, with the exception of Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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The War of Contrasting Emotions

I’ve never been much of a morning person. I was one of those kids who hid under the bed covers with a small flashlight reading a book way past the time when I was supposed to be asleep. Being an … Continue reading

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Break my Heart for What Breaks Yours

My surroundings could have been taken straight from a well known Christmas song: City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas. My husband and I had planned a weekend away. I wanted … Continue reading

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Seriously, Clark?

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) Have you ever wondered who or what to believe? It is a well known … Continue reading

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This World

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15) I saw a quote the other day that said something along the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015 is now part of my history. I love Thanksgiving Day. In fact, I would have to say it is tied for my favorite day of the year (the other being Christmas Eve). There’s always been something about Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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The MS Grinch

I used to feel like I could conquer the world. I used to bake dozens and dozens of cookies every Christmas. Frosted ones. Sprinkled ones. Rolled, sandwiched…so many cookies. I used to shop two or three malls a day. And … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings and Stressings

Every year it amazes me how Christmas just kind of sneaks up on me. The decorations begin appearing in the store in October. It seems ridiculous to be thinking Christmas as the trees are at the peak of their fall … Continue reading

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