Hi Kids, your mother has made some complaints about the gifts I, your dear father, gave you for Christmas. I would like to clear some things up. These gifts were not "from a gas station." They were from a mystic man who, yes, I met at a gas station. Because he works there.
Hope is not a feeling. It is a decision -- a choice you make based on what we call faith or moral conscience, whatever most deeply motivates you.
Even though you are no longer able to celebrate all of the holiday events the exact same way you did before, there are still numerous ways to enjoy the season if you adopt that "live in the moment" attitude.
Fortunately, with only a little effort, you can spruce up a fake fir to look like it's fresh off the lot. Read on for easy enhancements that get the real tree look without the real-tree hassle.
In honor of the big day, I thought it would be fun to share one of the few chapters that ended up being removed from the hardcover version of CONSOLE WARS
The beloved author Frederick Buechner tells the story about a Christmas pageant a friend of his took part in as the rector of an Episcopal church. Buechner writes:
So for those who wish to celebrate the spiritual enlightenment of the Rabbi from Galilee for his embodiment of peace and love, they can comfortably do so. Merry Christmas.
With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...
This is our yearly tradition with our children, and all of us have come to look forward to it more than any other aspect of our holiday season. The story is just one of the versions I've imagined in my heart throughout the years.
This is the ultimate (non-alcoholic) drink for the season, with such an interesting array of textures and flavors you won't need to reach for that pudding.
It turns out that I'm not alone in my feeling that buying a service contract on those headphones would ease my nerves should they need to be repaired. It appears people agree service contracts provide an easy, convenient way to gain that comfort.
Maybe it's the way the light falls, illuminating the bed of straw like some upside-down and disheveled halo, all gold and shimmery, on which the baby lies - a baby cow, in this case.
A white Christmas the Australian way is different to what you're used to. Instead of glistening white snow, you're more likely to see white sand baking in the sun. Rather than rugging up inside with family and friends to beat the cold, we're busy trying to cool off in mid-summer.
It's the biggest holiday of the year for most of us, a time of joy and celebration, and yet also a time of emotional anxiety - the mad rush of last minute shopping, frustration, frayed nerves, family conflict, obligation, and overeating.
Anyone know if water-walking is normal at 13 days? #NoReasonJustAsking. The Angel Gabriel from heaven came, and neglected to mention anything about stretch marks.
I am pretty sure the ones my grandma made were flammable. She was not light-handed when it came to booze in things.