Tag Archives: Christmas

The Year Slipped into the Silence of the Night

No time in the year is busier than the Christmas holiday season. Under normal circumstances, it would not be too bad, except for the fact that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is in charge. Not complaining, mind you, but … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message

Lift your eyes up to the sky, for a Savior has come. His glory, righteousness and might are unmatched, yet His yoke is gentle and light. He came so that we might have life more abundantly. He willingly laid down … Continue reading

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Behold, the Christmas Grinch Cometh

I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the battle drums begin to roll. Somebody, who apparently does not have … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Hasn’t Received My Letter yet!

In first grade, our teacher asked us to pen a letter to Santa for Christmas. She asked us, “Name one present you would like Santa to bring you for Christmas.” Then we were to write a letter to Santa, who, … Continue reading

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Poor As I Am, All I Can Give Is Thanks

It was a pre-Thanksgiving evening and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were enjoying some hot cider tea. Nothing goes down quite as nice as a hot cider tea. It was rather a quiet evening and I happened … Continue reading

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Another Christmas up the Chimney

It hardly seems possible that another Christmas has come and gone. I think it comes quicker than it goes, but then that is just my opinion. We were sitting for the last time around the Christmas tree which was about … Continue reading

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‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1. Christmas Eve clearly … Continue reading

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The Merrification of Christmas

One word defines Christmas. It is the word “merry.” I never tire of wishing people a Merry Christmas. Although, for some, it may not be politically correct, but for the rest of us who have at least two gray cells … Continue reading

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The Christmasfication of our home

Our home, like every other home this time of year, bears the decorations of the Christmas season. This is all thanks to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My assigned role in the whole Christmas affair was to keep out … Continue reading

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My Christmas “Miss-Her-Toe” Celebration

Making mistakes is not in the resume of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. That was, up until now. I am not known as Mr. Perfect by any stretch of the imagination. If there is a mistake to be made, … Continue reading

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Naughty Is As Naughty Does

It is the time of the year when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is busy doing 101 things in as many directions: cookies to bake, presents to buy, Christmas cards to address and send and a thousand other things … Continue reading

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The Thing I Miss Most About Summer

Summer is over and winter is beginning to give us her cold shoulder. The only way I can really handle winter is the hope of summer coming again in all her warm embraces. I can only take the shivers for … Continue reading

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A Grandfather’s Stand on the Father Christmas Hullabaloo

During this time of the year, a certain controversy raises its ugly red-scarfed head. Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now. Normally, I am a … Continue reading

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It Was a Charles Dickens Kind of Year

While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot … Continue reading

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Let the holiday season begin

This is the time of the year holidays get into full steam. It begins with Halloween when people put on a scary face and ends with New Year’s day when people put on a new face. I could never figure … Continue reading

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