Apr
3
2015

Bonnets and baskets; colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies; the Easter Bunny and Jesus Christ; sunrise services and crucifixion reenactments; parades and egg hunts – all strange associates, yet each a part of the yearly celebration of Easter. Easter, of course, is when Christians worldwide celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So what does […]

Jan
1
2015

Anticipation of a New Year always brings promises and aspirations of doing things better. It’s a New Year and we have a fresh start at making our promises from last January good this time around. We will eat properly this year and lose that nagging weight. We will do better now at keeping in touch […]

Dec
20
2014

Most of us have heard and sung all the familiar Christmas hymns from childhood. The melodies are readily recognized and the lyrics roll from our lips instantly. These great songs have become woven into the very fabric of who we are at Christmas, regardless of religious persuasion. Everyone loves Christmas music and most will attend […]

Nov
27
2014

The American holiday we call Thanksgiving is filled with concepts that seem, for many, to originate from a land long ago and far, far away. The idea of humbling oneself before a higher being and expressing gratitude is rapidly becoming an extinct dinosaur, laid on the ash heap along with politeness, kindness and concern for […]

Jun
13
2014

The idea of Father’s Day had a difficult time getting traction, coming on the heels of the recognition of Mother’s Day, which was first celebrated in 1908 and signed into law as a national holiday by 1914. But Sonora Smart Dodd’s efforts in Spokane, Washington’s YMCA in 1910 to set aside a day that would […]