Monthly Archives: December 2012

The First Snow

It finally snowed last night!  It was a pretty long wait for the first snow this year.  Typically, the first real measurable snow is in late November or early December. I was really looking forward to snow and I couldn’t be happier.  … Continue reading

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Song and Poetry

My high school son had a Christmas concert last night at his school.  A chorus performed one of my favorite pieces, “Sure on This Shining Night” by Samuel Barber.  The lyrics, a poem by James Agee, are haunting and the … Continue reading

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Make Your House Fair

I spend a large part of advent cleaning and rearranging everything.  Of all my family members, I am a little more central and closest to the older members of the family that do not travel.  Our house tends to be … Continue reading

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Light of the World

A few years ago I blogged about my favorite painting call The Light of the World by Holman Hunt.  http://www.theroadtofaith.com/2010/12/holman-hunts-the-light-of-the-world/ I love this painting and the symbolism of the gorgeous piece of art.  It has such rich colors and beautiful … Continue reading

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Alarmed

I don’t know what’s been going on with my alarm clocks but they seem to have conspired against me!  A couple of years ago for my birthday my husband got me an iPod docking station/alarm clock.  I was pretty excited that I … Continue reading

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St. Lucia

December 13th marks one of my favorite days, St. Lucia Day.  Here in the United States it goes mostly unnoticed, however, in Sweden, it kicks off the Christmas Season.  It is tradition that the oldest daughter in the house dresses … Continue reading

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Peace On Earth

No matter what you are celebrating this December, the wish of peace to your fellow brethren is going to be part of it.   I love that about this season!  In Christianity, we might say “Peace on Earth”, in Judaism “Shalom”, … Continue reading

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Beloved

There is nothing quite like feeling loved.  Knowing that someone adores you and thinks you are worth not only their time and attention but their heart puts things in a unique perspective.  It’s something that should be treasured and sacred.  … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Christmas

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” – Matt 18:3 If you live with any children in your house you know that waiting out advent is … Continue reading

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Hark, the Herald!

I used to teach grade school music at a Catholic school.  Each year all nine grades would participate in a Christmas pageant that included singing traditional carols. When I was teaching the words to small children it really struck me … Continue reading

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