Mini Blog #10: Celebrate Christmas

The cocoa is steaming. Peppermint sticks have been set out as stirring sticks to compliment the holiday mugs. The homemade cheese sauce is ready to mix with macaroni for a favorite lunch entrée. Christmas music is playing in the background as my six grandchildren...

The Lasting Influence of Family Traditions

I love Christmas.  Reflecting on the birth of Jesus stirs me deeply.  The favorite hymns sung through the centuries are fresh to me each season.  But admittedly I also enjoy the glitz and glitter of the holiday season and even the shopping.  When my gift list is...