Who has not had a child run playfully through the house and crash into something, leaving it broken on the floor? Yet, no matter how much effort is put into reassembling that broken vase or lamp, no ...
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How big can you wish for Christmas? How about traveling across the globe, a last-minute surprise, and all right at Christmas? Logistically, it sounds impossible, but it was a Christmas wish come ...

―  Also find us at www.MyChurchNotes.com  ― We know the manger scene by heart. Baby Jesus snuggles in a straw-filled manger, and on either side hover Mary and Joseph, looking ...

The movies portray happy Christmas scenes. Snow falls, children make snow angels, and we sing carols around the fire. Advertisers want us to picture the joy their products will provide when given ...

The Season rolls around once a year. We know it’s coming when the turkey legs of Thanksgiving are bared to bone and tummies are stuffed with more treats than are good for us. It’s a season of ...

We love to unpack Christmas sometime during fall. Traditionally, we mark Thanksgiving as the day to break out our decorations. The more excited we are, the earlier we string the lights on our ...

A dancing tree? You bet, you’ve seen them. Pop in the batteries, and the tree sways and jiggles, usually to a musical tune, and often with flashing lights. Fun but sometimes irritating, and ...

What’s lost can be found, we’re told. Hope. Love. Trust. But what about things that are irreplaceable? A lost loved one, a treasured photo, mementos lost in a flood or fire. Dayle Vickory of ...

What’s better, what we work for or what we get for free? It’s Christmas, so FREE, FREE, FREE! We want our tree to be packed with gifts for US, US, US! Robert Walsh likes to tell of his first ...

One of five sisters, Kathy Levine likes to tell this Christmas story about their mother’s manger scene. It wasn’t much, just rough wood fashioned into a simple manger. What made it special was ...

In Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jennifer Barney recalls a year their family was short on Christmas gifts. On Christmas day, her mother handed Jennifer a gift that Jennifer knew was for her mother. She ...

Rick Lauber has fond memories of one Christmas when his dad, an undemonstrative man suffering from advanced dementia, changed up the family’s Christmas Day. Dinner was over, the turkey gone, and ...