He Was With Us in Spirit
In December 2022, my husband and I helped our youngest son move to another state. It was a career move, and we were so happy and proud of him. We were driving across the country some 2,268 miles west to the state of Utah. My husband and I both helped my son pack his belongings. I, along with my son, went through the many clothes in his closet that he no longer wears. As he decided to either keep or donate, we came across a t-shirt belonging to my oldest son, Richie, who died in 2007. I remembered the shirt but said nothing about it being his brother’s T-shirt. As with the others, I asked, “Keep or donate?”
Santa is always in season at Colorado's North Pole
For sixty-seven years, guests of all ages have been delighted by the North Pole, a magical holiday-themed amusement park located a few miles west of Colorado Springs. The popular venue on the slope of Pikes Peak is now open for the 2023 season!
15 Fun Winter Read-Alouds for Elementary Students
**This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. The days are growing shorter, and as winter starts to penetrate most of the United States (you're lucky, Hawaii). There's no better time in the classroom than when students have just come inside from playing in the snow. Their cheeks, nose, and ears are red from the cold, and everyone settles on the carpet for some fun winter read-alouds.
Christmas Takes a Hit: Iconic Retailer to Close Store in Kennesaw, Disappointing Shoppers
A popular retailer has filed for bankruptcy and has announced its store in Kennesaw, Georgia, will close. Christmas Tree Shops, a home decor, furniture, and discount gift retailer, has filed for bankruptcy protection and announced ten of its stores will be closed. Unfortunately for residents of Kennesaw, Georgia, its store is one of those listed to shut.
Spring Break in Roanoke coincides with Holy week and Easter Monday once again after decades of changing the date
When I was growing up in the 1960s and 1970s schools in Roanoke and Botetourt would close during the week of Christmas and not reopen until after New Year and it was called Christmas Break. Local schools also were closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday and in later years Spring Break coincided with Easter and students had an entire week away from school. At some point, Americans who did not believe in Christ and or had other religions began complaining so Spring Break was changed so it did not coincide with the Sunday the Resurrection of Christ was observed but this year 2023 it does.
Creative Christmas Crafting: Use Stencils to Add Festive Flair to Your Holiday Decor
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun. It's also a great time to get creative with your decorations and make your home more festive. There are many ways to do this, but one of the easiest (and most fun) is using stencils. Stencils can be used to add unique patterns and shapes to Christmas decor that will bring some extra holiday cheer into your home this season.
Why do Americans only secularize Christian holidays?
Americans have interesting behavior related to holidays. There are many religions that are practiced in the United States but only one where the nonreligious community has taken over the holidays. Mainstream Christianity is the only religious practice in America that is disrespected by nonbelievers choosing to secularize faith-based observances. For whatever reason, there has been no large-scale takeover attempt of any others.
Apple+ TV offers Christmas programming every day of the year
If you are one of the earthly population who enjoys all things Christmas 24/7-365 this is your lucky day. Some of us really love Christmas and enjoy acknowledging the season of the birth of Christ all year round by keeping the tree and or decorations. We love it when our favorite television programs from the past air their holiday episodes and we long for memories from our childhoods. and now there is extra inspiration thanks to Apple+ TV. For a subscription of only $6.99 a month or $9.99 if you prefer commercial-free television. You can enjoy the popular classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, which was removed from network TV in 2020. Now it's available anytime you desire.
Behind The Scenes NYC Rockefeller Tree Lighting
The World War I Christmas Truce: A Fascinating Tale of Humanity Amidst Conflict
A famous saying is, 'War is never good, peace is never bad.' Conflict is likely to arise among people living in a world full of differing backgrounds, opinions, and systems.
Christmas Truce: History’s Most Wholesome Moment Or The Most Wicked?
A picture from the Christmas TrucePhoto byWikimedia Commons. As kids in school, we have always been taught how history is only about violence between two opposing parties. We are mainly told that the countries at war do not have the same definition of humanity because their lifestyles are completely different.
Noelle, a Christmas Show for Grownups Opens Tonight at the Ice House in Bethlehem
Noelle, a Christmas Cocktail in Two Acts, written and directed by Ara Barlieb and co-produced by Barlieb and Pamela McLean Wallace, opens tonight at the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas: A Celebration of Traditions and Joy
The Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas is a unique celebration that has been passed down for generations among the Pennsylvania Dutch communities. This festive season is not only about gift-giving and decoration, but it is also a time for families to come together and celebrate their rich cultural heritage and traditions. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas and explore the customs and traditions that make it such a special time of year.
Opinion: Will Christians Try to Cancel Santa Claus?
As I was driving through my neighborhood, I saw several signs that said, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” However, what many people don’t seem to understand is that Christianity is a religion that absorbs other traditions.
Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade at WDW
This video is the full parade during Christmas time at Disney World! I love this parade especially with it snoaping, it really does feel warm and cozy.
DMS Adventurecation #3 Episode 4: Christmas Time Is Here
Days 6 and 7 begin with some more Christmas shopping. This time its Rugged Mountain Mister and I heading out. I make a trip for some backpacking gear as well. We round out the video heading to a Christmas Eve service and continuing a Christmas Tradition. Location: Pawley's Island South Carolina + Others Duration: 17 Nights Total Adventurers: (4) RMD, RMM, RMS, RMm Temperature: 37 - 48 degrees F Conditions: Vary
DMS Adventurecation #3 Episode 3: Christmas Shopping
Days 4 & 5 find the Rugged Mountain Gang out and about hunting for Christmas presents. RMS and I start out on a DD Date looking for presents then we finish up at the Hammock Shops looking for ornaments and holiday cheer with the whole gang!! Location: Pawley's Island South Carolina + Others Duration: 17 Nights Total Adventurers: (4) RMD, RMM, RMS, RMm Temperature: 36 - 64 degrees F Conditions: Vary
Christmas Truce: History’s Most Wholesome Moment Or The Most Wicked?
That one rare day when the frontline echoed not with the sound of bullets or bombs but with the melody of Christmas carols. As kids in school, we have always been taught how history is only about violence between two opposing parties. We are mainly told that the countries at war do not have the same definition of humanity because their lifestyles are completely different.
Mum suffers a stroke while sitting at the Christmas dinner table and remains unaware for several days
A young mother had a stroke while sitting at the table for Christmas dinner and didn't realize it until days later. Casey Singleton's vision clouded and she feared she was going to fall out of her seat at her family's house. She didn't realize it was a stroke until she went to see a physiotherapist and was told to see a doctor right away.