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Hello from Judith Rolfs

FABULOUS FEBRUARY THOUGHTS ON FAITH AND FAMILY: Interruptions, we all have them. Some are critical, like our 53-year-old son David’s open heart surgery on Jan. 17. All the world seems to pause when someone we love is critically ill. David barely survived a...

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2020

  I’m remembering these Christmas song words, “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.” All of us can identify with a bit of weariness from this past year. How nice to have our hearts warm at the thought of Jesus choosing to come into this...

Christmas with Gay N. Lewis

I had an usual Christmas in Canada. I grew up in Texas, and I’ve never experienced a blizzard in Houston. We have hurricanes, but the blizzard I went through in Canada was terrifying and unforgettable. The white-out was the most amazing phenomenal thing...

Why write a lockdown story?

  Well, the short answer is it seemed like a good idea at the time. It was March, I was standing in a very, very long queue for a supermarket. The sixth in a day, as I was trying to do a week’s shop for my parents and everywhere was running out of stuff...

Sharing a Swedish Christmas

Growing up in a predominantly Catholic, mostly Irish and Italian area outside Chicago, my friends thought my family’s Christmas celebration bizarre. I was blessed to have both parents come from Swedish backgrounds. In fact, my dad’s father had come over in...

Christmas Cookies by Carol James

  My mother had the gift of hospitality. Not only did she enjoy cooking and entertaining, but she excelled at both. One of my favorite possessions is her recipe book. I love looking at the stained pages and wondering how old I was when those markings were made....

Christmas Time in London Town

It's a holiday Passport to Romance Welcome Kelly Seda – the hero in Clare Revell's Christmas Time in London Town   Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself I’m Kelly Seda. I’m a Canadian teacher and a widower. I have a...

Christmas with Karen Malley

As a writer, words have so much meaning to me, but one of the most powerful words is a simple one: Christmas. That one word has the power to evoke so many memories, from taste, to smell, to sounds, to feelings. Almost everyone has Christmas traditions, whether...

Green Bean Casserole with a Twist

Years ago, friends came to visit for the weekend. When they left, the husband commented, “I’ve learned how much your family loves cheese!” I realized (with a twinge of embarrassment) that indeed, cheese had been a part of every meal I had served....

A Cup of Christmas Kindness

Meet  Heath Bancroft, the hero in A Cup of Christmas Kindness by LoRee Peery   Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself My name is Heath Bancroft. As a teenager I did odd jobs at the courthouse in Wahoo. I liked it so I went into law...

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