Christmas Archive

The Consumer Life Consuming Me

Consumerism is consuming us. I know what you are thinking. It is the Christmas season. So of course, consumerism plagues us and steals moments that are meant for peace
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Giving the Unexpected at Christmas: Reflections on a Lavish Giver

This is the first year I have taken full advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Christmas shopping. Sitting in the comfort of my home, saving up to
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Easy as Fudge!

Fudge reminds me of the Christmas season.  I think my Grandma made it during the holidays, then my mom and now me. Some college women came over last week
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The Ultimate Christmas Gift: Something to be Merry About

The Christmas season isn’t complete for me without the song, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” I know I have mentioned this before, but unlike some songs, I never tire
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What the Angels knew about Christmas

I am sitting here eating my favorite kind of Christmas cookie, an iced sugar cookie in the shape of a gingerbread man. I wonder what gingerbread men have to
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7 Layer Bars: Great for anytime of the Year

Don’t you love recipes that are tried and true, delicious, loved by most, and simple to make? For all the above reasons, I love these bar cookies! They go
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Sharing the Extraordinary Christmas Story in Ordinary Places

Every Christmas story, play or nativity includes shepherds. When my kids were small, we dug through the closets to find costumes for our own Christmas story reenactment. Being the
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The Surprise of Christmas

  It is easy to be surprised by how quickly Christmas seems to creep up. I am not sure why this is, since we are reminded about it daily
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The Peace We Sing at Christmas

Peace. Whether as a sentiment in a card or sung at the mall, it adorns the season- like so many other ornaments of the holidays. I don’t really think
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Mesmerized by CHRISTmas

He sat, soaking in Christmas.  Lingering by my sister’s glistening Christmas tree, my son longingly lay at the foot of the tree, watching and expecting. The wrapped presents eagerly
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