Category Archives: Special Days

How to Strengthen Ties with Family and Friends During the Holidays


Ah, the holiday season is full upon us with one down and three to go. Haunting Halloween. Done! Happy Thanksgiving. Almost done! Merry Christmas. Just a smidgeon over a month away. Happy New Year. I’ll see your smidgeon plus one … Continue reading

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Any Suggestions for Date Night?


Have you ever had this conversation with your beloved? “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” “I don’t know …” Oh, yeah! If you’re married or dating, you know exactly what I … Continue reading

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Holy Week Thoughts and Observations


Foreshadowing! “The act of providing vague advance indications …”* You’ve experienced this if you’ve followed a story, whether cinematic or literary. In Back to the Future, a woman hands Marty McFly a “Save the Clock Tower” flyer. That exchange foreshadows … Continue reading

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The 2 Greatest Days in a Person’s Life


John Maxwell, on his birthday, said, “There are two great days in a person’s life. One, the day they were born. And second, the day they discovered why.” In Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes* (yes, this is a shameless promo but … Continue reading

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A Christmas Classic?


Thanks to a traveling-in-the-car conversation with my friend Chuck, I connected a classic film with a good Christmas message. Are you talking about “What a Wonderful Life?” Nope! How about “White Christmas?” Nope! “Miracle on 34th Street?” I like the … Continue reading

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Some Days the Dawn Can’t Come Soon Enough


Gloom. Distress. Darkness. Deep darkness. Depths-of-despair darkness. Depths-of-despair-can’t-stop-the-tears darkness. For the shackled prisoner… …and the grieving widow… …and the abused child… …and the bankrupt businessman… …and the abandoned bride… …and the soldier far from home… …and the lost soul… For … Continue reading

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Does “Happy Holidays” Make Your Christian Blood Boil?


Merry Xmas! Seasons Greetings! Happy Holidays! Happy Hannukah! …Kwanzaa! …Boxing Day! I’m sure you could add to the list. In doing a quick on-line search, I discovered two more special days that I like—Bake Cookies Day (December 18th) and National … Continue reading

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