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Christmas in the Stars – a Lesson from Star Wars


“The happiness your toys bring…is your gift.” S. Claus in The Meaning of Christmas The original Star Wars movie was released in 1977. Our son, Chris, was seven, and our daughter, Gretchen, was three. So, Chris saw the movie first, going with a … Continue reading

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Waiting to Hear the Angels Sing – An Advent Lesson


“Time always seems long to the child who is waiting  – for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grown up, long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.” Daj Hammarskjold “I believe … Continue reading

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Candles in the Window


“From earliest times to the present, home has always been more than a simple shelter from the elements. Home also represents family and loved ones as well as a place where its members are always welcome. What could be more … Continue reading

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The Holly and the Ivy – Time to Deck the Halls


The holly and the ivy When they are full grown, Of all the trees in the wood The holly bears the crown. The holly bears a berry As red as any blood, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To do … Continue reading

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Love Can Win – Facing Darkness, Choosing Light


“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” William James Here I sit at the end of another personally and professionally grueling week trying to write this post. Saturday I … Continue reading

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Finding Angels – On The Christmas Crèche


To the manger of Bethlehem come,
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On Tradition – How the Past Touches The Future


“Family traditions counter alienation and they help us define who we are; they provide something steady, safe, and reliable in a confusing world.” Susan Lieberman in New Traditions Tradition comes from the Latin word, tradere, meaning to transmit, to hand … Continue reading

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