Category Archives: Christmas

The Influences of “Epiphany”

Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Jackson and most notably, Paul McCartney. Besides all being huge rock stars, what do they all have in common? None of them can or could read or write music. John … Continue reading

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“The Holy Family” & Ours

A terrible blow to families and psychology happened in the 1980’s when the word “dysfunctional” became vogue when applied to families. Lots of books sold and lots of talks, especially in our family on how we became this word. Every other … Continue reading

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A Blessing of the Nativity Manger

Here they all are again in front of us. And here we are again. They are presented to us for our adoration and our emulation. We call them the “Holy Family.” Over here is “Silent Joseph” whose words are never … Continue reading

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“Keep Your Fork,” Christmas Reflection

God sent His Son, His only Son to bring the world redemption through love, mercy, and hope. We acknowledge and honor that great event once again. God did a pretty good job, don’t you think? Jesus did a pretty good … Continue reading

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“Behold,” Fourth Sunday of Advent

“Behold.” The word says what it all. Underused, but colorfully trustworthy. The curtain’s been lifted. There are no strings attached. There is no agenda. The package has arrived. The fat lady just sang. The boat’s docked. The alarm went off. … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Waiting Is Over

The waiting is over.  The waiting is truly over. The clock stopped The bus arrived The pot is boiling The movie started The bill’s been paid The alarm clock is buzzing Godot is standing in front of you The cat’s … Continue reading

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Kids Show Us How To Age

They are carefully held at birth, some in proverbial swaddling clothes, fed often, night light turned on, homework completed, learning not to just print, small tasks are assigned to begin testing the waters, ironing and folding are folded into their … Continue reading

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Angels in the Snow

Bright and early we’re outside all bundled up with the sun shining and mounds of snow still on the ground.  The cold air doesn’t even register against our bodies as it will many years later.  (“Wind chill” wasn’t invented yet.) … Continue reading

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Air-Miles for Jesus

Frank Sinatra knows what he’s singing about.  It’s not about the destination but it’s all about the flight.  “Come, fly with me.”  Flying “Coach” is the one who takes little risks, says the right things and ruffles very little feathers … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List

The waiting is over.  The waiting is truly over. The clock has stopped The bus has arrived The pot is boiling The movie’s started The bill’s been paid The alarm clock is buzzing The doctor will see you now The … Continue reading

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