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meaningful mondays: the healing glow of the christmas tree
The Christmas tree has always been a beautiful symbol to me, something to look forward to and to delight in. But I don't think I've ever enjoyed it as much as I have this year. For one thing, I d...
12/23/13 at 12:45 PM meaningful mondays: o holy night and birthday boy (18) 12/16/13 at 12:01 AM
meaningful mondays: and so it begins, advent week one 12/2/13 at 12:01 AM
Any Sightings Yet?
For the second of Advent I thought I would write about a man with white hair and a white beard. He is typically seen wearing a red sleeping hat with a fuzzy, white ball at its tip and white trim aroun...
12/9/12 at 8:13 AM Talking of Tradition 12/2/12 at 11:58 AM
Peace, Love, Hope and Joy 11/30/12 at 8:46 AM
Jesus' Birth and the Bible
I have already mentioned that Wednesday evening, one of the short talks will discuss fasting. That talk will be given by Larry Carcoana, our vice president and a founding member of our parish. A relat...
12/4/12 at 12:31 PM Fasting Before Christmas 12/2/12 at 6:26 PM
The Advent Grinch
Yesterday was Christmas! It was a great day for the family, a great day of travel, and a great Christmas service at church. The sermon was fantastic - it always is in my eyes (my huz is the pastor, bu...
12/26/11 at 6:30 AM When Did Christmas Become Sexy? 12/4/11 at 8:47 AM
Christmas Market Tour 2011 Nr. 2: Weimar
Weimar is one of those hidden treasures that we never know about until the first words come to mind: The Weimar Republic, the period between 1919 and 1932 where democracy was in its trying times bec...
12/15/11 at 4:10 PM
The Reason for the Season
For the last couple years, I've been meaning to come up with some way to count down the days before Christmas with the kids. I've put it off, and I've put it off...until I came across this project in ...
12/6/10 at 4:17 PM