Tag Archives: Christmas

The Christmas Surprise

I wonder what happens to wonder as we age? How about the word anticipation? Or, how about that churchy word, awe. If I hear one more young person say, “It’s an awesome movie, you gotta see it” then I’ll lose … 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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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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Scrooge: P,P&F

Pretend to be Scrooge for a few paragraphs.  Put on his heavy, black coat, sleeping cap and one faintly lit candle and seat in a dank room with a smoldering fire facing you. All right, don’t pretend; it’s not very … Continue reading

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Advent: An “Act” of Wonder

The calendar tells us that the four weeks before Christmas has begun but our heart may be out of sync and we want to say Scrooge’s made up word.  You change the station when Andy sings what a “Wonderful Time … Continue reading

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Fictional Facts: TV & Christmas

It happened again last night while I was eating supper and watching Chris Matthews on MSNBC.  His program is interrupted with a tragic shooting at a mall as the Christmas season unfolded. The announcer could not have qualified her words … Continue reading

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Fact or Faith?

The night is December 24 and it’s one of the coldest Decembers with more snow on the ground to make a 10 year old the happiest of kids and a 61 year old query, “Why do I continue to live … Continue reading

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Christmas’ Redemption

Ahhhhh. It’s finally finished.  The wars have ended.  Famine is now an ancient word that future generations will ask, “What was that like back then?”  Unemployment, fare wage, healthcare will have solved themselves because of this historic and faith-filled day. … Continue reading

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