The Day After Christmas

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2022 “Greeting cards have all been sent The Christmas rush is through But I still have one wish to make: A special one for you….” Merry Christmas, Darling This song was first recorded by the Carpenters in 1970. It is still popular 50 years later. And we can see why: haunting melody, heartfelt emotive vocals. And certainly, a message forContinue reading “The Day After Christmas”

The Perfect Christmas

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/19/2021 Nighttime It’s that time of year. We lay awake at night going through lists in our heads—checking it twice. This is not reviewing who is naughty or nice— it is because we don’t want to forget anything. And how do I know this to be true?Because so many share this onContinue reading The Perfect Christmas

Christmas Traditions

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/24/2020 “I’ll be home for Christmas” takes on new meaning this year, doesn’t it? One in California, one in Spain. And Covid Separations.Though far apart, what are the traditions that bind us together? Cookies Cookies take on a historic significance don’t they? We tend to love what we were raised with; andContinue reading “Christmas Traditions”

Home for the Holidays

Cynthia L. Eppley               12/16/2020 “Home” During holidays, our thoughts and our hearts often turn toward home. Simon and Garfunkel “Homeward bound, I wish I was homeward bound, Home where my thought’s escaping, Home where my music’s playing Home where my love lies waiting silently for me.” Wizard ofContinue reading “Home for the Holidays”

Christmas and Great Expectations

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/07/2020 It’s that Time of Year It’s Christmastime. The time of parties and family gatherings; the time of traditions and trees; the time of quiet reflection and worship.And this year will be no different: or will it?As much as we’d like to have this Christmas season be like any other, we haveContinue reading “Christmas and Great Expectations”

Christmas Creep

Cynthia L. Eppley Nov 4, 2020 Christmas Creep I suppose I should have expected it. When you walk into Costco or Lowes and see the Christmas trees in August? Really? Usually I am aghast and dismayed. But this year? Not so much. They call it the “Christmas Creep.” The relentless marketing of Christmas closer toContinue reading “Christmas Creep”

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