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Distracted

Right now, I have a son home from college, three extra people at my house, and three more en route from the East Coast.  My house will be the epicenter for all the festivities with a big meal on Christmas … Continue reading

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It's Inevitable

Yes, that’s right,  it doesn’t matter what else is going on, Christmas will still be here.  Even if you aren’t ready, don’t want it to come or would like it to come a week sooner, Christmas will be here next … Continue reading

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Provision

There’s a lot of stuff to do right before Christmas.  So much of it seems to put a strain on my family finances.  I always think I’m going to be prepared for the extra expenses but each year I still … Continue reading

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Love Stories

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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Mary

More than one Advent has come and gone and left me completely exhausted.  I often bite off more than I can chew.  I’m a musician and December is usually ridiculously filled with church music and school choir commitments.  It seems … Continue reading

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Spirited By St. Nicholas

One of the most iconic Christian saints is St. Nicholas.  Tradition in some cultures is to leave your shoes or socks by the fireplace on December 6th (the anniversary of his death and now Nicholas’ feast day) and St. Nicholas … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories

Staying at optimum optimism during the Christmas rush can be pretty challenging.  Remaining focused on the deeper meaning of the celebrations that surround this time of year certainly keeps me engrossed on the significance but at the same time, it … Continue reading

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Calm vs. Chaos

Right at this very moment I’m sitting down to write this and I’m hoping for an environment that will allow me to think and concentrate on what I’m writing.  It’s not happening.  There’s something similar to a mosh pit going … Continue reading

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Musical Meditation

I am a church musician and part of my responsibilities is to select the music we sing each week.  I have some planning books to help me in the selection.  They suggest a variety of hymns and psalms that relate … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas

Today is December 6th and it is the feast of St. Nicholas, a bishop in the 4th century in what is now modern day Turkey.  He is known for charity and helping those in need.   Definition:  charity (noun) tʃæ rə ti … Continue reading

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