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Merry Christmas Baby

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us  (John 1:14). A newborn baby.  An infant.  A precious bundle swaddled carefully and lovingly in a soft blanket. We gaze lovingly at him.  We can’t get enough of his face.   We long … Continue reading

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“Believe”

This time of year, the word “believe” is everywhere — on sweatshirts, ornaments, plaques — what have you.  To me, this one word, standing alone, begs the question:  “Believe what?” Should we believe in Santa, flying reindeer, or as some … Continue reading

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Jesus on Saturday Night Live

Last night, drifting in and out of sleep, I thought I saw Jesus on SNL.  Startled, I opened my eyes a bit wider.  Sure enough, there he was (a cast member disguised as him anyway).  What was he doing there?  He seemed … Continue reading

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OH! OH! OH!

“OH” “OH” “OH” Those green and white words greeted me from a red banner projecting from the front porch of the house at the top of the hill.  “Huh?” I thought, startled and confused.  The colors were certainly Christmasy, but the message was a … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Non-Believers

Dear Friends, A few years ago, in Rome, I marveled at the relics and icons that we viewed as we traveled the well-worn paths of pilgrims who had gone before us.  When we came to St. Peter’s tomb at the … Continue reading

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A Cat Tale

(What you are about to read is a true story.  Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.) “Unbelievable!” I said as I shook my head at what I was witnessing. The cat who lives with us LOVES tuna.  So does … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Glue

Today’s post was already drafted in my head until I got the news that my first cousin had died.  Suddenly, what I had intended to say didn’t seem very important any more.   I only had three first cousins in the world, and … Continue reading

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Heavenly Peace

There is no more blessedly peaceful feeling for Churchyard Chick than when she has all (two) of her baby (thirty-two and twenty-six years old) chicks under the same (her) roof, especially on Christmas Eve.  After saying a prayer and sharing … Continue reading

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The Joy Factory

“Good evening.   I’m Lance Wright, bringing you the top news of the day.  If you don’t hear it here, it hasn’t happened!  Tonight we lead off with the shocking series of events unfolding in the North.  It seems that the Joy Factory has shut … Continue reading

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