Saturday, May 28, 2022

Home for the holidays

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In the 1971 television movie The Homecoming, John Walton, Sr., is delayed in town on Christmas Eve. His wife, at home, learns there has...

Thank a lot!

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Before that day, I never really understood how important it is to give thanks. I remember it vividly: cross country skiing on the shores...

Do we have eyes to see?

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There is very little in my DNA that inclines me toward patience. I frequently choose the self-check service at stores because even if I’m...

What child is this?

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The traditional Christmas carol asks, “What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” That’s the real question as we...

Waiting for peace

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I am a winter person. Where most people only see cold and dark, I see cozy sleepy days. Where some people dread, I anticipate....

Christmas

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“To Peggy from Santa Claus.” I carefully removed the homemade tag from the package. Out tumbled a yellow-haired, red-cheeked rag doll with gangly legs. Not exactly what...

They that mourn

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Simeon and Anna are two of my favorite biblical characters we encounter during the Christmas season. These two senior adults appear at the temple...

Joseph: Man of mercy

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Several years ago, I was inspired to dig deeper into what we know about Joseph, the mysterious man who was Jesus’ earthly father and...