Tag Archives: Christmas

A Time For Waiting

Today is December first, the beginning of the last month of 2022. Advent season started last Sunday. Despite the liturgical calendar, and that my family has already put up the Christmas tree, it doesn’t feel like Advent to me until we hit December It is a strange time of year. We humans aren’t good at […]

Christmas All Year Round

How many shopping days left until Christmas? I haven’t a clue. Nor am I going to look it up. But I know where to shop. Back in 2009 I discovered Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Weinachtsdorf (which I think translates into English as “Christmas Village”) in a visite to Rothenburg, Germany. I was impressed enough to snap a […]

2021 In Review: Merry Christmas – Christ Is Risen

We continue our look at the most popular posts of 2021 with this one from Christmas Day 2015. I understand the appeal of this one – without Christmas there would be no Easter. And without Easter Christmas would be unimportant. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day would have no […]

Baby’s First Christmas

How do you feel about social media? About people living their lives, more or less, online? We can connect in so many ways that were science fiction not that many years ago. And with those connections has come a number of ethical issues that previous generations didn’t have to deal with. Much of what we […]

Reason For The Season

I was struck by this photo when I saw it online. It is a reminder at this time of year there is more to Christmas than a cultural festival featuring an old man in a red suit. The cross isn’t usually seen as a Christmas symbol. Yet it is the ultimate Christmas symbol. The birth of the […]

2020 In Review – Christ is Risen – Merry Christmas

Bringing Easter and Christmas together is something I like to do. They are a package, but our culture tends to treat them separately.  What I didn’t expect was that my 2015 Christmas musings would be the second most viewed post here in 2020. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day […]

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours, may the peace of the Christ-child be with you not just today but always. I picked up the poster below, which lists the various names and titles of Jesus, back in the 1970s. I figured I could find an image online, and sure enough, I found this one on Amazon. […]

Christmas Eve 2020

This was going to be the year. Christmas Eve in Bethlehem. What could be more meaningful? It was one of those bucket-list type of things. And surprisingly cheap.a return flight from Basel would only be a couple of hundred dollars. We know people who know people who would have found is a cheap place to […]

Advent Continues

Today is the last Sunday of Advent, the season of anticipation of the birth of the King. Advent wasn’t a big thing in my Baptist childhood – but I married into a family with a lot of traditions which became mine as well. Those traditions were passed on to our children. Four years ago my […]

Christmas Decorations

I hadn’t realized how much I missed being in Sulzburg last December until I saw the Christmas decorations going up in the market square. Sulzburg is beautiful at Christmas. European towns make Christmas a big deal. There may not be much faith left on the continent, but the traditions remain. Even in 2020, when so […]