Novel News: December 2020

Merry Christmas! The holidays are quickly approaching. Back in March and April, the thought of what December might bring could scarcely surprise us. The suffering and hardships that we’ve faced may have made the year end seem like a lifetime away, yet here we are. We’ve made it! Perhaps a little worse for wear, butContinue reading “Novel News: December 2020”

Novel News: November 2020

Fall is in full swing! Bring on the pumpkin spice and the cooler weather! Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Christmas follows quickly after. What a year, 2020 has been. I know that many of us have dealt with a lot this year. With the continuing crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, assorted natural disasters,Continue reading “Novel News: November 2020”

Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year once again. It’s the time for “Decking the Halls,” and “Dreaming of A White Christmas.” It’s time to hear those “Sleigh Bells Ring,” and remember that you’d better be good cause “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Yet, with all the Christmas hullabaloo do we miss the point of theContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

A Few Christmas Quotes

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz “For it is in giving that we receive. ” – Francis of Assisi Then the Grinch thought ofContinue reading “A Few Christmas Quotes”

This Christmas Season

There are many bloggers out there that could probably put this more eloquently, but here is my effort to conceptualize what Christmas truly means. If you were to ask random people on the street what they thought Christmas was really about what would they say? There’s been a tendency in our fast-paced modern society toContinue reading “This Christmas Season”

What Christmas Really Means

There are many bloggers out there that could probably put this more eloquently, but here is my effort to conceptualize what Christmas really means. Obviously even secular (nonreligious) sources point out the tendency for Christmas to become about presents and seemingly meaningless activities and events. Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas provides a welcomeContinue reading “What Christmas Really Means”

A Christmas Carol, Another Look

“Oh!  captive, bound, and double-ironed,” cried the phantom, “not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.  Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, willContinue reading “A Christmas Carol, Another Look”

A Christmas Post: Joy

Merry Christmas to all my faithful readers! “Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing over the plains And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains…” (Angels We Have Heard On High, French carol, ca. 1862) “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay; Remember Christ, our Saviour, Was born on Christmas day,Continue reading “A Christmas Post: Joy”