Archive For December 27, 2013

Quick Takes Friday, Two Days Late

What does it say about my life right now that I’m getting my Friday Quick Takes out two days late? — 1 — I would be justified in blaming Justified to justify my procrastination. You see, we got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and thanks to Amazon Prime’s free streaming of hunky Timothy Oliphant, I…

Seven Quick Takes – Overcoming Christmas Baby Doldrums, Tree Pics, and a Reflection

— 1 — I grew up as a “Christmas Baby”, having been born the day after Jesus (2000 or so years later, thank you very much).  Everyone always felt sorry for me, sure that my birthday must get overshadowed by Christmas.  Honestly, my parents did a fantastic job of making it special.  They never combined…

Three Tips to Enjoy the Final Days of Advent

Six days left in Advent. Six days left to prepare our hearts, spending time in scripture and prayer. Six days left to relish the beauty of this season, thanking God for the crisp, white snow, the cool, clean air, the blessings of family, and of course, basking in the warmth of the coming of the…

Seven Quick Takes – Speed Version

I’ve got twenty minutes before I have to leave to pick up the kids.  Can I do it?  Yes, I can.  If you ignore the typos. — 1 — Something you may not have known about me:  I was blond until I was five years old.  Then I decided that I wanted my haircut.  Mind…

The Loss of Common Courtesies

It has struck me on several occasions lately that kids today (and I must include my own generation in this) are missing a few of Emily Post’s finer points. Perhaps more than just a few. I must confess that I have never actually read Ms. Post, and I’m pretty sure these points are not listed in her…

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