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 Wizard of Oz  “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…..” “There’s no Place Like Home for the Holidays” You can’t get through Christmas without hearing thisContinue 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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