Monthly Archives: December 2022

Have a Great Time, but Remember…

…not to panda to your worst impulses! “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ~Ron White “A lady came up to me and said … Continue reading

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The End is Near!

The end of 2022, that is. And what’s next? Only God knows. If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that we’re pretty bad at predicting what’s coming, but whatever it is, it will affect us all. I … Continue reading

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French-kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was give … Continue reading

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Underwater Surprise… A Clone for a Date … A Son’s Love … and more Facts!

Originally posted on Nuggets of Gold:
1. What else may be hidden underwater? 2. Hmmm…how often do we miss the significance of what is right in front of us? 3 Who wants to go mining? 4. Soo guys, what do…

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The Mother of All Calamities

My Real Memoir For our last big event before we officially started our freshman year of high school, BFF Jeff and I took a YMCA Caravan trip, with a dozen barely-teen boys and two barely-adult leaders. The previous summer’s Caravan … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

Thought for the Week The term “casts out” in the original Greek means to displace, the process by which one thing replaces another, just as air displaces water in a submarine, causing the submarine to rise to the surface–because the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights in whom there is no variation or shadow of changing.” ~James 1:17  

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Don’t Look for Christmas

The percentage of people, who celebrate Christmas only on December the 25th is probably pretty small. Why? Well, apart from watching Hallmark Christmas movies starting in June, it’s because they celebrate it when they can. My wife and I flew … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

We woke up to snow this morning. So, on the one hand we’ll have a white Christmas. Yay! On the other hand, as soon as I’m done posting this, I have go out and shovel our driveway in -8° weather … Continue reading

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20 Different Versions of Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one ofthe most widely sung tunes in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country. It was written by one-hit-wonder James Lord Pierpont (for Thanksgiving) in remembrance of the sleigh races in his hometown of … Continue reading

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