Category: Holidays


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Hey, It’s New Year’s Eve

Celebrate however seems appropriate. But take care of yourself. The whole point is that we earthlings have another year to enjoy and deal with. We’ll appreciate your presence for and involvement in that...

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Cinco de Mayo

That’s “the fifth of May.” Wikipedia A brief history of the day. 5 Tex-Mex recipes / Hundreds of Mexican recipes / More recipes for Cinco de...

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Jesus Came Down His “Own Secret Stair”

Here’s our hands-down all-time favorite Christmas poem, with our paraphrase following. Little Baby Thing They all were looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high. Thou cam’st a little baby thing that...

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A Prairie Prayer (Christmas Poem)

I know this guy personally and this is entirely legit. And I much agree with some of his sentiments! I have an occupation not familiar to most men So my outlook’s prob’ly dif’rent from beginin’ to the...

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Being Thankful Requires a Little Thought

We can work on being thankful from two directions. First: Our word “thank” comes from an older word, “think.” To be thankful today for the most precious things in our lives, we have to think about those...

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New Year, Old Pain: “Sleepy Democracy is Over”

Here’s a very expressive email I received the other day, printed here with Laurie’s permission. Dear Friends and Family John and I had a truly warm and heart-nourishing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s,...

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New Year, Same Old Us, and That’s Not All Bad

We got a new electronic game for Christmas; so I summoned all my engineering know-how and went to work installing the batteries. The instructions warned me not to mix new batteries with old. Tell me – if we can’t...

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Hark! the Herald Angels Sang! — At the Wrong Place

Here’s an op-ed type piece I wrote last Christmas about God’s strange approach to public relations issues that first Christmas. Christmas: God’s public relations problem by Larry Harvey, published in Southwest...

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“A Little Baby Thing”

December 16, 2004 Here’s an old Christmas poem we love. We have it memorized and quote it together several times a year. It was written by a man C S Lewis admired very much, George MacDonald. They all were looking for a...

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The Hopes and Fears of All the Years — Including 2004?

December 11, 2004 Simultaneous intensity of joy and sorrow – that is a big part of the story of Christmas. The star, angels, magi, and a baby called “God With Us” began a sequence that took Jesus fairly quickly...

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Merry Christmas If You Can

December 7, 2004 I apologize for my five-day absence from these pages. Among other things, I’m working to get up a whole new site structure that has better compatiblity with more browsers. It will also allow more extensive...

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Thanksgiving – Think

Here are 4 paragraphs from an article I wrote on Thanksgiving for Southwest Nebraska News a few years ago. Our word “thank” developed from an even more common good old five-letter word – think. Thank comes from...

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