Candles provide some of the best ambiance for Christmas. I love the thought that all around the world Christians light candles tonight to celebrate the birth of Christ. We all long for the joy and peace that only Christ can bring. The words from A Thousand Candles reflect those thoughts. Evie Tornquist’s version remains my … More All Around the World Tonight
To warm your Christmas, here’s a humorous post from my archives. 96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s … More What Was I Thinking?
When you live in a hot climate . . . And you don’t have many trees . . . You decorate as creatively as possiblewith what you have . . . Even if Santa turns out to be a bit prickly. Creative as these decorations are, I’m not certain I’d enjoy decorating cactuses if it … More Christmas in Phoenix, Arizona
I love the photo above. It represents much of the beauty and stillness I associate with the best of Christmas. For me, stillness often equals peace. As for beauty, is there anything more beautiful than a snowy landscape? Judging by the Christmas cards I’ve received over the years, I’m not the only who likes a … More Merry Christmas, 2017
I love walking past some nearby woods. It makes me feel like I’m on the farm again. The other day as I walked my dog, a soft breeze blew the distinctive scent of a red cedar. Instantly through the eyes of memory I stood in my parent’s living room between the Christmas tree and the … More A Christmas Scent
Guest Post by Cub Reporter Daniel, Age 11 Lining the streets with blankets, chairs, and hot cocoa—eager people waited for the parade to start. Folks of every color, shape, and age came on December 3rd to experience the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Unlike other parades, there are no motors allowed. This is an equine-powered parade: … More Don’t Miss This Parade
I’m taking a break from Alaska this week to write some Christmas thoughts. No doubt many of you will be entertaining visitors or perhaps being a guest in someone else’s home during this season. Every year at our home between late fall and early winter some of our guests have fluttered in on a wing. … More More than Feathers