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I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
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Tag Archives: Christmas
Merry Christmas to each of you. Christmas began with the infant Jesus. So it is small wonder that Christmas is special to children, and the child in each of us. I pray that this Christmas brings you joy, and some … Continue reading
I have said it before. I am a Baby Boomer. I loved the pop music and folk music of the 60s and 70s. Music moves me deeply, and often can express so eloquently what I cannot describe. John Denver’s music … Continue reading
Oh Christmas….here you are once again. We are so happy to have you here. We love to remember Jesus’ birth. Our hearts are truly gladdened. The voices of children sing joyfully. The manger at our church welcomes you. During the … Continue reading
What a joyous Christmas Mass we attended. The children’s choir was in full voice and were perfect velvet-clad angelic boys and girls. It is impossible to choose just one favorite Christmas carol from the Mass. What did they sing? Adeste … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Between.I think I am in the mood for red and white this Christmas. I just noticed that! I have figurines for my Manger Mantel that are white. I have white candles on the mantel and tables. I … Continue reading
My brother-in-law [amazing man, by the way] shared this link. You have to see it. I know you have read the story before…but this link brings it alive…there are copies of the actual original, etc. That is why I am … Continue reading
The Christmas carols are everywhere today. They are even in my heart. I remember when I was in grade school and we learned Christmas carols for a Christmas program. I loved Oh come all ye faithful….especially in Latin. I loved … Continue reading
This post is submitted by a guest blogger: My son (Josh Kresse) My story is as follows about how I got insanely blessed (not lucky) at Theology on Tap. I had no idea what I was in for this night. It … Continue reading
This time of year there are so many showings and performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Most people know the story well….the miserly and unhappy Ebeneezer Scrooge; his nephew who never gives up on him; his assistant–the hardworking Bob … Continue reading
Why is it hard to admit to a mistake?. Oh gosh it is hard to admit mistakes sometimes, isn’t it? A very wise person once told me that it stems from pride. Yeh, that wise person was my dad. He … Continue reading
I will tell you how exhausting the week was. I didn’t post my Friday 12/16 post until 12/20! All week long it was go-go-go….There were finals to get my students ready for, Christmas cards to write and mail, gifts to … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration 12/9/11. It is Advent and then it will be Christmas. I know, we all know that. But that is what I am celebrating this month. So I am putting this picture in. It is a photo … Continue reading
What was the last noble thing you did?. Noble thing that I did? I am not sure that the do-er of a noble deed recognizes it at the time. Nobility to me speaks of something that is huge. For example: … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.Gosh–I am late posting this response to the photo challenge. It is still Advent though. And we are still awaiting Christmas. I finally downloaded this photo of my Manger Mantel into my computer so I can post … Continue reading