Why I Don’t Want You To Wish Me a Merry Christmas

It's that time of year.  Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is revving up.  My beloved Appalachian mountains have reached the pinnacle of color and are on the downward swing to brown, dry leaves and barren trees.  It seems like the Christmas decorations have already been out for weeks. So, this is the time of year when the... Continue Reading →

Ascension Day Prayer

This is the day, dear Lord, when you were lifted away from us.  This is the day when our eyes turn toward the heavens, searching for some trace of you, gazing at the sun and the stars and the clouds, wondering when you will return.  But don't let me gaze to long at things not... Continue Reading →

A Brand New ADVENTure…

Every year, it's the same ol' thing:  Before Halloween, stores are already setting out Christmas products.  Before Thanksgiving has come and gone, the streets lights are draped in evergreen.  We have been thoroughly inundated with Christmas long before it ever comes close.  Before we even have the chance to carve into the turkey and share... Continue Reading →

Secular v. Sacred: The Smackdown!

Over the past couple of months I have been reading the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  I may be a late-comer to the books, but I have been no less caught up in the storyline.  And as I am nearing the end of the final book, I am finding myself  recalling a time when... Continue Reading →

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