Tag: Christmas

Goodness Grace

Thanks—giving. Maybe separating the words a little shows the heart of the celebration. Not Thanks-getting, but the giving of thanks. Christmas is up in the stores before turkeys for the table are being shipped. We barely breathe in the aroma of our favorite foods before we…

Old Is New…

     The boots didn’t fit well and it was her special present from me this Christmas. I told her this was a bonus as we could pick a day to return them and find ones that she liked even better and that fit just…

The Glory…

     The glory – of the One and Only – the One from the Father, it shone all around them – those shepherds long ago, the earth is full of it – the Light of the world… And now it is to us to…

Unwrap It…

     Yearly I send a box filled with little gifts, some in sparkly bags, some in crinkly paper. Yearly she sends me the same, a box of love. At our age it is too funny to have the most gifts under the tree, a…

Accept Me…

     Gifts are funny things – we like giving them, and we do like getting them, but we have such a hard time accepting them.  To exchange gifts is one thing, to have someone give us something without reason or unexpectedly – we’re not sure what to…

What is…

     December is under way, the hustle and bustle is in full swing. Cookies are being baked, gift lists reviewed, fun events on the calendar. This year I am letting go of ‘just so’ and ‘perfect’ – and I’m finding happy with what is……

Joy…Full, Joy…Full

     There is a song now 107 years old that starts off Joyful, Joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, God of love… With Christmas just six days away is our joy…full? Even in the absence of happiness, joy is to be our heart’s…

Take My Breath Away…

     How can we find the hush even in the rush… Find quiet for our souls… Let our breath be taken away??? In the excited face of the impoverished child opening a gift – let us give that his face can shine… In the flurry of snow caught…

Shiny Friday…

      I don’t do the mad rush and grab black Friday thing… Maybe I should, maybe I’m missing something. My idea of the ideal day after Thanksgiving is having my husband pull down the boxes of Christmas decorations… Its a day of multiple benefits – the everyday stuff…

Thankful Mudpies & Puddles

     Go ahead, stomp in the puddle… Why not? It’s the stuff thankfulness and this time of year (really any time as far as I’m concerned) is made for. Puddles to splash in with bare feet or rubber boots. Heading into the holidays we…

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