Category Archives: Christmas

Keeping Christ in White Christmas

“Jesus was a white man.” Megyn Kelly of Fox “News” asserted this as  “verifiable fact” in the midst of an asinine conversation about the ethnicity of Santa. When I heard about it,  I  posted a mini-rant on Facebook: Megyn Kelly … Continue reading

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My Christmas Top Ten

My parents didn’t spend a lot of money on record albums when I was growing up.  They mostly listened to the radio.  But after Thanksgiving, we would pull down the box of Christmas albums out of the attic and for … Continue reading

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Christmas: Bill O’Reilly and Sara Palin vs. Jon Stewart . . . and Pope Francis?

“I thought Christians used to complain their holiday was getting too commercialized.  Are those days gone?” Good question, Jon Stewart. On the December 3 edition of The Daily Show, Stewart engaged in what he acknowledges is a yearly “dance” with … Continue reading

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Really? (or, Red Lights Aren’t Just on Christmas Trees)

There are a couple of ways you can pronounce the title of today’s blog post.  “Really?!” is a statement of joyful disbelief, when you can’t believe our good fortune.  You got the job you didn’t think you were qualified for.  … Continue reading

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A Homily for a Blue Christmas Service

A Blue Christmas Service, also known as a Longest Night service, is a time when we gather together to worship and to acknowledge those “blue” feelings we can get around the holidays.  The worship is planned to support each other … Continue reading

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IT’S WONDERFUL – A Christmas Short Story (Complete)

(Here is IT’S WONDERFUL in its entirety.  Feel free to share it. Merry Christmas!) I stared at the lost solitaire game on my computer screen and considered the wreckage of my life.   It was early on Christmas Eve. I sat … Continue reading

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IT’S WONDERFUL – A Christmas Short Story (Part Five – Conclusion)

(This week I’m posting “It’s Wonderful – A Christmas Short Story” in five installments.  You can read Part One by clicking HERE, Part Two HERE,  Part Three HERE, and Part Four HERE. Or you can read the whole thing in one place HERE.) … Continue reading

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IT’S WONDERFUL – A Christmas Short Story (Part Four)

(This week I’m posting “It’s Wonderful – A Christmas Short Story” in five daily installments.  You can read Part One by clicking HERE, Part Two HERE, and Part Three HERE.  Or you can read the whole thing in one place HERE.) I felt like … Continue reading

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IT’S WONDERFUL – A Christmas Short Story (Part Three)

(This week I’m posting “It’s Wonderful – A Christmas Short Story” in five daily installments.  You can read Part One by clicking HERE, and Part Two HERE. Or you can read the whole thing in one place HERE. ) I returned my attention to … Continue reading

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IT’S WONDERFUL – A Christmas Short Story (Part Two)

(This week I’m posting “It’s Wonderful – A Christmas Short Story” in five daily installments.  You can read Part One by clicking HERE. Or you can read the whole thing in one place HERE.) Although we had but that moment been … Continue reading

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