Category Archives: Christmas

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

  One of those Christmas songs that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense unless you do a little research – The Twelve Days of Christmas refers to the time between Christmas Day and Epiphany.   I’ve always wondered what it … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ

As you know, I’m a movie buff. I love watching musicals even though it makes no sense to start singing for no reason. I can sit and watch the old classics all day. There’s something about Christmas movies that strike … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR THE MIRACLES

I love the old movies about Christmas. You know the ones that make you feel all soft inside – cause you tear up or strike a familiar nerve. Movies like, “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “White Christmas.” These … Continue reading

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ON THIS SILENT HOLY NIGHT

All the anticipation – all the joyful music of the season – the reunions, the special laughter, the gatherings – suddenly came to an abrupt halt.  On this silent, holy night, as I looked out the expanse of wide windows … Continue reading

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KATHYMARK CHRISTMAS STORIES

There has been a huge flurry of Hallmark Christmas movies playing on the network of the same name since July.  Talk about gearing up for the holiday in advance.  A few years ago, I chose to look at some of … Continue reading

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WORTH THE WAIT

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 He was just an ordinary little boy, with … Continue reading

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PEACE CAME TO EARTH

We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of … Continue reading

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT

  The average lifespan of people today is anywhere from 75-85.  That’s where I am right now in the racing form of life.  I call it that, because we have no clue when our last breath will be inhaled.  It’s a … Continue reading

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IT’S OVER – NOW WHAT?

All the time and preparation leading up to Christmas can lead to a full blown bout of depression.  Today, all the hub bub of Christmas has come to a standstill.  There are still cookies in the freezer.  Presents have been opened … Continue reading

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MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

I was engaged to a man named, Joseph.  Our marriage was planned long before we even knew each other.  Both of us were from the lineage of King David, but those days of glory were long gone for our people.  … Continue reading

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NO ROOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The inn was filled with travelers, Weary wanderers looking for rest from a difficult journey, Skies grew dark and stars began to glisten across the desolate fields, Sheep  snuggled together to rest, Shepherds watched, … Continue reading

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A MOTHER AFFECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF HER HUSBAND

My name is Hephzibah, which means “my delight is in her.”  This same name would be assigned to Zion by the prophet, Isaiah. My husband, Hezekiah, was a great king in the line of Judah.  He was a very just man, … Continue reading

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AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break … Continue reading

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LESSONS OF THE SEASON

  This Christmas season is filled with new lessons , even for an old ladu.  I used to have a fireplace mantel in my old house.  My “new” old house didn’t come with one, so I had to do a … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY

I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to. Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing more than old-fashioned. Did you know … Continue reading

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WHO IS THIS CHILD?

God created life before it existed.  He carved the mountains into majestic peaks – He filled the seas with living things – He looked at the heavens and placed the stars and planet.  Each tree was planted perfectly by Him … Continue reading

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THE LONG AWAITED SAVIOR

He didn’t come in glory on that first Christmas Day. His palace was a lowly place. His bed was made of hay. His servants were the angels, the shepherds came to pray. The Magi came from far away their richest … Continue reading

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IT’S ALMOST HERE!

Final exams are done.  It’s time for a well-deserved Christmas break for students and teachers.  The excitement for the big day is growing.  People scurry about looking for the perfect Christmas gifts and carols are filling churches across the country. … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

If every day held fairy tales and happily ever afters, Our lives would soon grow boring. We’d be hanging from the rafters. So God gives us all challenges through every single day To know that He’s beside us in each … Continue reading

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PACK IT UP

For many the Christmas season is over – to be packed away for another year – to be forgotten for another 300 or so days and then revived with the buying of more gifts, more parties, more over-indulgence – to extend … Continue reading

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