Category Archives: Holidays

Feeling Grateful for Summer Church Camp

As many of you know, it’s been quiet around my house this summer because both of my teenage daughters have spent a large portion of the summer working at the church camp here in Washington State that they grew up … Continue reading

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Shahrinan Didn’t Bring a Lunch! It’s Ramadan–A Time for Fasting and Prayer

Thank you to http://www.wathakker.info for the picture. For Muslims worldwide, Ramadan, a time for prayer and fasting during daylight hours, began on June 28th and continues until July 27th. The first time I ever heard of Ramadan was about twenty-four … Continue reading

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It’s Summer! Time for Something Different

Hi Blog Friends! This past year has simply flown by. Since last August, I started this website, posted almost 100 blog posts, and “met” friends from around the world who read and commented on a post or listened to a … Continue reading

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I Need a Team–Do You?

The wonderful historical fiction writer for young people, Deborah Hopkinson, gives the main character in her book, The Great Trouble, an important job to do. Eel, an orphaned “mudlark” and caretaker of a doctor’s guinea pigs and other animals during … Continue reading

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“Touch your Shoulders, Touch your Knees,” and have a Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, Friends and Family! This week on the playground, I learned a new word: Sigdet. I made the boy who told me about it repeat it about ten times, because it was so unfamiliar to me! It comes from … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Can you Hear Me Now?

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me–just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of … Continue reading

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Winter Candelabras: Answer Time!

So, how do you think you did on last Sunday’s quiz? If you missed it, see Winter Candelabras: Quiz Time at https://sonjaandersonbooks.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=454&action=edit and see how much you know about candelabras used in special winter holiday celebrations, like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Here … Continue reading

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Winter Candelabras: Quiz Time!

Several Swedish candelabras light up my big, Pacific NW-style windows over the Christmas season. Their bright, red color and white lights give my over-sized windows a feeling of coziness that’s missing the rest off the year. This past weekend, I … Continue reading

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Have You had an Epiphany Lately?

Webster’s Dictionary says that the word, “epiphany,” means “an appearance or manifestation of a god or other supernatural being,” or, as celebrated by the Christian Church, Epiphany is a festival on January 6th that commemorates the “revealing of Jesus as the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

My family and I enjoyed some wintry fun in Leavenworth, Washington, this past week. We are usually there in the summertime on the way home from our annual camping trip, so it was fun to be there at Christmastime when they … Continue reading

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