When I was in grad school there was a house near campus that had an eclectic Christmas display. It started out with a normal light display. One year the residents didn't take the Christmas lights down. Instead they added seasonal decorations throughout the year. They would just leave up the previous seasonal/holiday decorations. Eventually the … Continue reading Christmas Stuff
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. I had intended to write this yesterday or even earlier today. Unfortunately, I've had a hectic weekend. Normally, I cram my Saturday with taking care of things I can't do during the week. Now I've added all of the Christmas extras. It is easy to focus on the … Continue reading Are You Ready?
The finest olive oil comes only after the olives have been crushed. It is through adversity that character is built. ~ Tony Evans
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Performed by Jars of Clay 1 God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born upon this day, To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray; Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of … Continue reading Sounds of the Season 2010: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Friday marked be official opening of the biggest retail season of the year. Stores opened in the wee hours of the morning. Shoppers lined up even earlier to in hopes of getting a great deal on that perfect gift. There are some that get so caught in buying stuff that they even resort to violence. … Continue reading Gifts