Category Archives: Christmas

The Rifle

The Rifle Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities.  But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was … Continue reading

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Trouble at the Inn

Trouble at the Inn Dina Donahue For years now whenever Christmas pageants are talked about in a certain little town in the Midwest, someone is sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. Wally’s performance in one annual production of … Continue reading

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The Missing Jesus

The Missing Jesus “If You’re Missing Baby Jesus” by Jean Gietzen. About a week before Christmas the family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the Baby Jesus. “Someone must have packed this … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce                 The Western Front 1914 My dear sister Janet, It is 2:00 in the morning and most of our men are asleep in their dugouts—yet I could not sleep myself before writing to you of the wonderful events … Continue reading

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The Christmas goose

The Christmas goose There was once a man who didn’t believe in God, and he didn’t hesitate to let others know how he felt about religion and religious holidays, like Christmas. His wife, however, did believe, and she raised their … Continue reading

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The Big Wheel

The Big Wheel Author Unknown In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was … Continue reading

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A brother like that

A brother like that A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, … Continue reading

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