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A Visit with Santa

A few months ago, the phone rang. As I answered it, a jolly voice on the other end let out with a “Ho! Ho! Ho! How are you doing Joe? Santa here.” You never know if it’s the real Santa, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Top Post of 2016

I did just what I promised last week and waded through this year’s Five Minute Friday posts to pick out YOUR favorite. Ironically, while not Christmasy, it was relevant to the season. This week we celebrate Christ’s birth. YOUR favorite … Continue reading

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I Guess It’s Santa Season

I was snug as a bug in a rug cuddled in my comforter in bed a couple of Saturdays ago. The sun was just starting to peek out as I reached that quasi-conscious state when I “heard” the sound of … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Dwell

Sometimes waiting until Saturday to do your Five Minute Friday assignment has an upside. The Saturday machinations of the mind lead in interesting directions. Take today for example. The prompt word  for the week — DWELL — led to a … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer — 2014

As a Christmas gift to myself, I again vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which have become … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Adore

For the last time this year, here’s another installment of Five Minute Friday. The group is taking a two week hiatus for the holidays, but Kate promises we’ll be back in action come the new year. The prompt this week … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Dear …

Since Kate has taken over Five Minute Friday (http://katemotaung.com/2014/12/04/five-minute-friday-dear-and-an-e-book-for-you/), the word prompts have tended to more … challenging. Instead of just a single word, they tend to make you think about how the word pairs with other thoughts. This week, … Continue reading

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