Tag Archives: Christmas

A Christmas Present

In yesterday’s post, I suggested all of us have similarities to Ebenezer Scrooge − we each have a Ghost of Christmas Past in the sense that our experiences have helped shape our character (or lack thereof) to some extent. In A Christmas Carol, author Charles Dickens lays out (through the Ghost of Christmas Past) Scrooge’s earlier life […]

A Christmas Past

Like Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, every one of us has a Ghost of Christmas Past. I don’t suggest we’ve encountered ghostly presences such as Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s deceased former business partner. When I consider the idea of Christmas Past, I’m looking through the lens of experiences that have marked our lives, sometimes adversely, […]

Treasured Moments

After all the Christmas programs I’ve attended in my lifetime, I’ve mostly memorized Luke’s second chapter. Luke the physician presents a clear and observant narrative. In addition to the birth story, Luke describes the witnesses (1) present following the birth event (shepherds guided by stars and angels to the stable) and (2) in the family’s […]

Heaven’s Gift

There is no other reason for the season. The arrival (first Advent) of God’s only begotten Son, the Baby born to Mary and Joseph, was a singular event. Several blog posts I read today urged readers to set some time apart during the chaotic activities that will likely fill our next six days and meditate […]

A Song in The Air

Christmas is less than a week away and this is the time when I’m both exhausted and exhilarated! As I was thinking about all that still needed to be done before The Day arrives next week, a song came to mind. It’s an old hymn/carol but one that doesn’t seem to be played (or sung) […]

Santa Came To My House!

When I was about eight or nine years old, I remember lying in bed on Christmas Eve, too excited to fall asleep! We lived in a tiny, story-and-a-half bungalow. On the first floor, there was a parlor just inside the front door, a dining room behind that, an eat-in kitchen off to one side, a small […]

Sixty Pennies at Christmas

Today, I conducted a scientific survey … that is, I queried my Beloved as to whether there were any Christmas stories (other than the birth of Christ) he could remember being especially dear to him. Of course, he thought for a bit. I realized it would be a challenge for him. He loves Christmas (probably […]

Christmas Is For Children

“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its Mighty Founder was a child Himself.” — Charles Dickens Christmas is such a special time for me. (I acknowledge I’m not alone in loving this time of year, but you might say I’m inextricably attached to the Day … it’s when […]

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