The Grinch

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel–which means, “God with us”. Matthew 1:23 Are you a Grinch around Christmastime or do you know a Grinch? Maybe these words of Dr. Seuss sound familiar: “Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot…” “But […]

The Women of Christmas

Today’s Truth “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear” (Isaiah 59:1 NIV). Friend to Friend When the writers of the Old Testament penned the words to the long lists of lineages, the so-and-so begat so-and-so’s, they always listed the males. Nary a time […]

Dieter’s Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all around my hips were Fanny May candies that sneaked past my lips. Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care in hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. […]

Things NOT To Say When Hanging Tree Lights

Did you know that hanging lights on a Christmas tree is one of the three most stressful situations in an on-going relationship? The other two danger zones are teaching your mate to drive and wallpapering. Things NOT To Say When Hanging Tree Lights: “You’ve got two red lights right next to each other, goober. You’re […]

Will the Child Come?

One Christmas we had an interesting experience that I would like to share. Halfway through December we were doing the regular evening things when there was a knock at the door. We opened it to find a small package with a beautiful ceramic lamb inside. We looked at the calendar and realized that the 12 […]