Category Archives: Christmas

Santa and the True Spirit of Christmas…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Note: This article was originally written in 1994, published in The Annals of Saint Anne and later in Active Christian News.   A portly man with a white beard, wearing a flannel shirt and suspender-supported blue jeans, pumped gas into … Continue reading

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Books

At Christmas, I sometimes like to read something that gets me in the Christmas spirit. I’ll share a few of the books that have helped me do that. Mary’s Journal, A Mother’s Story by Evelyn Bence gives life to Jesus’s … Continue reading

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Family Singing at Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Family Singing at Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Memories of my family and our love of music and singing together, now that my parents and one brother are gone, help to overcome my sorrow of missing them at Christmastime … Continue reading

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My Homemade Christmas Eggnog

I’m posting this recipe fairly early in December because you may want to enjoy this alcohol-free, light eggnog all month. I usually make this to sip on while we decorate our Christmas tree. My husband’s family has made their own … Continue reading

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The ITCH that almost stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

  The ITCH That Almost Stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs In the 1970s my husband and I along with our two young children lived in western New York farm country. A week before Christmas, John and our neighbor Junior … Continue reading

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Review of My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones by Donna Clark Goodrich

It’s the day after Thanksgiving–only one more month before Christmas! But if someone on your Christmas list is between three and six years old, may I suggest a beautiful Bible storybook–in rhyme? My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones is gorgeously illustrated. … Continue reading

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