Tag Archives: Christmas

Wednesday’s Word to the Free: Merry Christmas!

 Jesus stood up in the synagogue and read from the scroll of the prophet, Isaiah, which had been handed to him: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

My niece, Gretchen, decorating Mom’s Angel Tree.             A tradition for the Ohio cousins is to help my mom, “Grandma JoJo,” decorate one of the trees in her house: the Angel Tree. A heavenly host of … Continue reading

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Sophie, Timley, and a Christmas Lullaby for the Road

Writers often become a little obsessive when trying to follow that dangling carrot of traditional publishing. They (and I mean me), spend every spare moment reading How To magazines and books; we spend money on writing conferences; we subscribe to … Continue reading

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Wanted: One Seeing-Eye Slug

It’s been raining a lot lately here in the beautiful Pacific NW. Shocking, I know. This kind of damp, misty, and downright stormy weather shakes the leaves down from their branches and pushes the slugs up on to the sidewalks. … 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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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Happy Birthday, Word of God!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Thank you, Jesus, for being “the light … Continue reading

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The Great WHO’s Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

For Christmas this year, why not try Sophie Topfeather’s favorite cookies? They’re made by her grandfather, the Great Wise Horned Owl of the Park, who does everything well–too well, if you ask her. This is the one thing he does well … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: The Birth of Jesus

Jesus is born! Listen to the story according to the Bible in Luke 2: 1-20: https://soundcloud.com/sonjas-bible-stories/the-birth-of-jesus-in-luke-2 http://cdn.www.ministry-to-children.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nativity-coloring-pages.pdf  

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“Happy, Um, Holiday of the Decorated Trees?”

It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Someone recently said that this is what our school district was calling a certain upcoming holiday. They were joking, I think, but it’s getting so hard to tell these days, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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