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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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Nice Is a Matter of Perspective

Sitting in the living room the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were enjoying some hot apple cider tea and listening to some Christmas music. The song came that referred to Santa’s nice list and naughty list. I was … Continue reading

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Black Friday Always Results in Red Monday

I’m not sure who come up with this term “Black Friday” but I am definitely not for it. To me, Black Friday is rather devious and I know the only purpose is to get their teeth into my money, which … 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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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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‘Tis the Season to be Broke

For the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think … Continue reading

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What holiday does a holiday tree celebrate?

I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in … Continue reading

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Godly Gifts

(Romans 12:6 NIV)  We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. We all like gifts.  We like them so much that we have … Continue reading

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