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Christmas Cookies Anyone?

This is the first Christmas I will not be baking cookies. When my mother was ill my sister and I took over some of the baking and that is when I found my love of baking Christmas cookies. The year … Continue reading

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It Is Beginning To Look Like Christmas

It is now the day after Thanksgiving here in America so it is now the official start of the Christmas season and to celebrate it I thought it fitting to post to the song by Bing Cosby, It Is Beginning … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

What is “Giving Tuesday“?  A few weeks ago my denomination, the Presbyterian USA issued a challenge to all of its Synods, Presbyteries and Churches to participate in Giving Tuesday. I had no idea what this was, but the more I … Continue reading

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Back To The Basics by Pastor Joe Quatrone

I usually do not do a “review” before I read a book, but in this case I will make an exception, since I am familiar with Pastor Joe’s articles.  Most may already know Pastor Joe Quatrone, his blog by his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Here I am getting ready for the second holiday season without Tom. In 35 years of marriage we have only missed two wedding anniversaries, two Christmas’s and one Thanksgiving and one New Year. Not bad for a military wife, but … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Veterans

The past few days I have been thinking on what to write to about for Veterans Day. Most of know the history of Veterans Day or Armistice Day and in case you do not just click on this link: Veterans … Continue reading

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Book Review – Heart and Home

It feels good to be back on my computer (almost said typewriter!) writing down my thoughts and creating stories. Although like most of my projects I have about 5 ideas going around in my mind at the same time. I … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving

I dedicate this song to everyone who waits until Thanksgiving to play Christmas music, decorate and start their shopping! You can thank my son for giving me the CD – now I will think of all of you with smiles … Continue reading

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Here Comes Santa Claus

It it is time to start thinking “Christmas”.  Actually I think of Christmas all year-long as I reflect the birth of Jesus.  Then as I start sing Hark the Angels, Joy to the World and other favorite Christmas classics, soon … Continue reading

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Silence

            The silence of the morning Tick tock goes the clock A lonely bird cries out   The stillness opens the heavens God fills our waking souls The morning fog gives way To the chill … Continue reading

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