Monday, December 19, 2016


Do you remember the Christmas Houses above? I remember my grandmother having these out at Christmas time  along with a church made out of wax. Wax? Yes, wax. I think there was a cardboard structure underneath. She used whipped wax to make it look like snow had fallen and then sprinkled on some glitter. (Yes, glitter has been around a long time. It was probably mica that was ground up.)

I had inherited that church along with the houses but after many years in my house the church fell apart to the point that I could not longer put it back together. That church, along with the houses, were/are probably 70 to 80 years old.  The houses look a little worse for wear also, but they are still holding together.

So how are you doing today? Feeling like the lyrics: 'Grown a little leaner, Grown a little colder, Grown a little sadder, Grown a little older'? In other words, We Need A Little Christmas!

Well, join the crowd. Whether it's the political situation, a general depression around the holidays or something very specific in your life, we've all been there. We've all felt sad, hopeless and depressed.

But the Story of Christmas about the child born long ago still has something to say no matter how you understand it. It really is a story about hope. A story that shows us how even in adverse circumstances, love and that abiding joy deep within our hearts still wins.  Remember the arc of the moral universe is long but it still bends towards justice.

Weather has been weird here...I was walking on Sunday in 57 degree temperatures.  Today the high was 28! Tomorrow is supposed to be 36 and then in the mid to high forties and even fifties the rest of the week. Wow!

Keep warm where you are and don't overdo the shoveling...
Thanks for visiting...
Talk to you tomorrow...