Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas joys

Watching Toy Story, eating popcorn and cookies, snuggling together in the chair…that’s what grandparenting is all about! .

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Chutes and Ladders!

Blessings to the anonymous donor of a ‘Chutes & Ladder’ game! Christmas morning, our family discovered a wrapped gift placed on our doorstep. The note attached to the gift read:             “To the Lasher grandchildren from Santa!” Blessings to the … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the Highest

Nothing quite equals the magical awakening of Christmas through a child’s eyes! All is new; all is good; all is alive, and all is well! Oh that we as adults could capture and model this innocent character. The world and … Continue reading

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Celtic Traditional

Calm me, O Lord, as You stilled the storm. Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease. Enfold me, Lord, in Your peace. (Celtic Traditional)

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Shout Hosanna!

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle (lowly) and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). Righteous King…gentle…this multi-faceted … Continue reading

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“We may run, walk, stumble…or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” (Gloria Gaither) .

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Long down coat–check; 2 layers under that–check; tall warm boots–check; scarf–check; Hood–check; Large goggle-like glasses–check (not for sun, but to reduce wind chill on face); Deer skin mittens–check.  Yup, guess I’m now ready to walk outdoors to clear my head … Continue reading

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“Hold on!”

  First thing this morning, I hear the words to Hold On, by Toby Mac. Listen to the meaning behind the words: “Wake up to the morning light – wipe away the lonely night – let a brand new day … Continue reading

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“Use what talent you possess–the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”  (Henry VanDyke)

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I am not in control

Why in the world would I want to get out of bed early on a Saturday? Not only that, but the day is cold and windy.  I could remain in a perfectly warm bed.  Weeks ago, my friend asked if … Continue reading

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