Tagged With: Christmas
QTM for 11/29/19: YES, YOU DO
“Hey, you know that song?” “Hmmph?” “Sorry. That one, ah, Christmas song that says ‘I have no gift to bring’? That one?” “Sure. What about it?” “Well, I don’t.” My permanent sense of humor almost bit, but I heard no lightness or neutrality in his tone. It wasn’t a lure. He wasn’t being dark, not … Continue reading
A Christmas 2018 2nd Cup: “LOVE’S PURE LIGHT . . . “
“LOVE’S PURE LIGHT. . . “ “. . . and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.” We either read it every year or listen as somebody else does. Old hat. “And they were sore afraid.” Big deal, right? You have no idea. That word “GLORY” needs some, ah, radiance … Continue reading
From 2nd Cup: A MARTHA STEWART CHRISTMAS PLANNING LIST – 12/13/18
A MARTHA STEWART HOLIDAY PLANNING LIST December 1 – Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray paint gold, turn upside down and use as a sleigh to hold Christmas cards. December 2 – Have Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir record outgoing Christmas message for voicemail. December 3 – Using candlewick and hand-gilded miniature pine cones, fashion cat-o-nine-tails. December 4 … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 12/25/17: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ‘EMMANUEL’?
If you don’t know what Emmanuel means by now, Google it. You haven’t been listening. We all tend to hang a haloed Jesus on the tree. Eye him on an old canvas painted by a 16th Century artist. Or it’s convenient to leave Him forever a needy, shivering baby in countless creches. Those remembrances are worth … Continue reading
2nd Cup for 12/24/17: “CAN WE JUST GET RID OF THE WHOLE JESUS THING?”
“D’oh! I WISH we could just ______________________________!” Really? I’ve often wished God would immediately give “I-WISHers” exactly what they just demanded. Individually. Immediately. Since He alone sees Past-Present-Future all at once, He’s able to pull a Cosmic switcheroo and make everything and everyone around the “I-WISHer” exactly as it and they would be, if they’d … Continue reading
Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings), 12/21/16: WHADDYA MEAN IT NEEDS BATTERIES?
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth; Goodwill to Men; and Batteries Not Included. I remember when the toys and games we received at Christmas needed no batteries or power cords. They came complete with the most impressive, awe-striking, exhaustless power source ever created: Our own imagination. We weren’t limited only to the … Continue reading
WHOA-HO-HO… MER–YOU NEED IT WHEN?
There are approximately two billion children worldwide. With an average of 3.5 kids per home, Ol’ Kris Kringle will need to visit about 571 million homes this coming Christmas Eve. If said kids leave two cookies and a glass of milk in each home, our intrepid red-togged hero will snarf something in the neighborhood of … Continue reading
A 2nd CUP FOR CHRISTMAS
It is good to reflect upon all life’s gifts which money cannot buy. Most of us have more than we honestly need. Your attitude is driven by your predominate thoughts. Don’t blame anyone else if it’s not so hot. Change your thinking and you’ll change your attitude. God knows what your 2016 will look like. Relax. … Continue reading
Christmas Eve QTMs: YOU HAVE NO IDEA
“The Christian era won’t be over even if America loses its way. “ I wasn’t reading so much as scanning. Scanning picks up verbs, lightly brushing over adverbs and adjectival modifiers like cooks brush oil or butter over the rolls that just came out of the oven. Scanning. High-speed ‘reading’. Half a paragraph away before … Continue reading
ELF PET PEEVES
I know you’ve wondered what elves do the rest of the year during their down time. Think about it. Other than the occasional remake of The Wizard of Oz, there’s not much demand for tiny types. As a writer, material for articles and posts is always popping up in the strangest places, although in some … Continue reading