Boxing Day and All is Well

Boxing Day and All is Well

  In many countries, this is Boxing Day. This special day after Christmas is a tradition started by elite Britishers of giving gifts to those who serve them throughout the year. The gifts are boxed and I suppose that’s where the name comes from. This is also St. Stephen’s Day, in honor of the first […]

Did the Innkeeper Ever Know?

Did the Innkeeper Ever Know?

I like to think about the people in the stable the night the Lord Jesus was born. Did the innkeeper feel a twinge of sympathy as Joseph asked for lodging and was told there was no room for them? Did he ever, in future years, realize he had assigned the King of Kings to a […]

SoNA

SoNA

Last night, my family took me to the Christmas performance of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. What an amazing Christmas gift! People of NWA have reason to be proud of this professional group of superb musicians.  The Walton Arts Center was packed and the audience listened with rapt attention as instrumental and vocal music filled […]

Taking a Look Back

Taking a Look Back

Happy first day of winter! This is the shortest day of the year. From now on, the days will get longer and longer until June 20, which is the longest day of the year. It’s like the wise old squirrel told the puzzled little puppies in one of my favorite children’s books, “It’s like a […]

A Warm Circle of Friends

A Warm Circle of Friends

Jane’s Christmas party yesterday brightened and warmed a cold December day. Jane’s house is always welcoming and yesterday, it was doubly so. Decorated trees filled every room, a fire blazed in the fireplace and atop the mantel, ornaments and ribbons. An aroma of food drifted in from the kitchen, but you know what was best […]

What Is This?

What Is This?

Rain is falling in NW Arkansas, but that isn’t all…hail peppered my deck and rattled against the house a few minutes ago. Lightning, thunder–what is this? Isn’t the official start of winter less than a week away? Doesn’t Christmas wait just around the corner? Could it be that autumn is having a hissy fit at […]

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