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2011 December

December 2011

Tender Moments Under The Tree

December 26, 2011

The Christmas tree has always tantalized me. As a young child living in a bustling household with six siblings, I craved quiet. In those silent hours after bed time, I would sneak with caution to sit beneath the tinseled tree in stillness. Those precious moments spent staring at the glorious spectacle of a living tree […]

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All I want for Christmas is Rest

December 16, 2011

Do you find the holidays often set a frenetic pace? When pondering how to savor the season amidst the acceleration of activity, I came upon the following quote in “A Grateful Heart,” by M.J. Ryan: “Even if heaven and earth turn upside down, it does not mean that they are not at rest, and even […]

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Stop “Should-ing”

December 3, 2011

One month into my shoulder surgery recovery, my daughter told me to stop “should-ing” on myself. Somehow this new slang snuck into the vernacular of generation X. The phrase is clearly a play on a common cuss but I looked deeper and noticed the word “should” and the world “shoulder” are not far apart. Could […]

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