Tag Archives: Christmas

The common nature of the Christmas visitors

There are few events more exciting in life than coming home after you’ve been gone for a while. I went to college about six hours from where I grew up, so I know this feeling well. It’s not as much … Continue reading

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Celebrating the game-changer

I had a family member die this week. It wasn’t someone that I was super close to, but it was someone I cared about and enjoyed. It seems very reasonable a death during the holidays would hit extra hard. I … Continue reading

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What I learned from New Year’s resolution gym guy failure

With Christmas, eggnog, and multiple tins of Danish cookies in the rear-view, we’ve hit that time of the year when everybody starts talking about hitting the gym and getting in shape. Or, giving up Newport cigarettes. Well, maybe both. For … Continue reading

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What I learned about Jesus’ birthday when I turned 19

I’ve had some pretty awesome birthdays. There was the 1987 “Ghostbusters” themed party, complete with proton pack and “Ghostbusters” logo cake. The 1991 birthday where I finally got a basketball goal. And who could forget the 1995 party where Virginia … Continue reading

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What I learned from Jesus’ stepdad

Ah, Christmas Eve. I really think there are two types of people in this world: Christmas Eve people and Christmas day people, and I’m a Christmas Eve guy. I love the anticipation of Christmas, almost more than I enjoy the … Continue reading

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The war on Happy Holidays

The town’s street lights are up, old cartoons are dominating prime time TV, and neighborhoods are littered with giant inflatables. With the unofficial signs of the season in place, it’s no longer too early to say it’s Christmas time. I … Continue reading

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The timing of thankfulness

Since it’s Thanksgiving, I felt like I should write something super noble and deep. Something that would really cut to the core and get to the heart of what this holiday is all about. But instead, I came up with … Continue reading

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What The Muppets and Lady Gaga taught me about Jesus

Like a lot of people, I’ve been slightly sucked in to attempting to start Christmas celebrations prior to Thanksgiving. (I blame super-late Thanksgiving for this.) As part of this, I began browsing the long list of upcoming Holiday-themed TV options. … Continue reading

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