Category Archives: Christmas

Balancing Bethlehem

Christmas can be hard to deal with. It’s an emotional and psychological mixed bag, and that can get confusing. Familiar songs of joy and gladness and feelings of excited anticipation are the expected standard for most of us, but for … Continue reading

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Looking “Glory” in the Face

Sometimes our cat seemed to be more excited about Christmas morning than the rest of us were. He had no interest at all in whatever happened to fill the boxes under the tree, but he absolutely loved diving into the … Continue reading

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A Way, When There Is No Way

Sometimes repetitious lyrics in praise music get a little too repetitious to suit me, and they kick in something called “the law of diminishing returns.” It’s like loving that first bite of a foot-long hot dog, but by the time … Continue reading

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Old Wounds ~ Enduring Pain

In that part of the South where I grew up, people hadn’t started using hyphens to stick names together, but dragging a kid’s first and middle name together into a moniker that sounded like a single word was commonplace. For … Continue reading

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Suit-Up for Survival

The way things are trending in the world of seasonal retail, insurance actuaries may have to start considering our shopping habits when calculating our health insurance premiums. On “Black Friday”, going to the mall might be more like going to … Continue reading

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“And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”

There’s no shortage of evidence depicting our reluctance, and sometimes outright refusal, to acquiesce to the notion of impossibility. In the absence of even the slightest support, something inside us wants to step up and challenge the claim that a … Continue reading

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