December 27, 2017

In these Twelve Days of Christmas...what should we be doing?

We spent four, count them...FOUR weeks in Advent preparing for the joy of Christmas and now we have twelve days to celebrate! One tradition that I have always been fond of is to leave the decorations up until...

December 20, 2017

An update from my last blog:

My tree is up (thank you Dave)

I have several creches set up, including a new Amish Nativity.  (I couldn't resist when shopping in Lancaster County)

My Advent wreath had been up for several weeks. I even remember to light the candles occasiona...

December 13, 2017

As we look towards Christmas and how a lack of room at the inn caused Mary and Joseph to welcome their baby on the outskirts of town in a stable...I invite you to ponder the words of a monk named Thomas Merton.

Room in the Inn

Into this world, this demented inn
in which...

December 6, 2017

When I was a kid I loved getting everything decorated for Christmas. There was the full-size tree with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. I would spend hours making a popcorn chain for the tree. There were the two large blue-spruce trees outside to put lights on. The figur...

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