Tag Archives: Christmas

Pre-Advent Meditation

Hello, readers, The view out my window today is this: fallen leaves cover the ground. Only a few tenacious ones remain on the branches. Gray clouds fill the sky. It is a quintessential November day. December is just a week … Continue reading

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Always Orange 2015 Christmas Gift List

This type of post is a first for me. I love reading the gift lists others write, but I get nervous whenever I have to compile a list of favorites, especially when it includes books. How to narrow the choices? … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Goodies

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. The weeks of waiting and preparation draw to a close. In churches around the world today, the circle of candles adorning Advent wreaths will be lit, reflecting Christ’s light and hope. Tomorrow our … Continue reading

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Advent Preparations

Yesterday marked the second Sunday of Advent—the halfway point in this month-long church season. Here at my house the Christmas tree lights twinkle in the window, the mantel boasts greenery and ornaments, and fragrant candles fill the rooms with their … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent Reflections

Today is the second Sunday of Advent—a time of preparation and expectation. My Advent reader from Regent College (I am reusing one that was sent several years ago) covered the Isaiah 9:2-7 passage this morning. “The people walking in darkness … Continue reading

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Mid-December Musings

Letting go of the perfect Christmas tree—About two days after we decorated our Christmas tree, a section of lights in the middle quit working. Not the top section or bottom section, but right, smack in the middle of the tree. … Continue reading

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