Christmas Cards For A Worthy Cause…

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... You know how I can tell it's getting close to Christmas? My mailbox fills up with an onslaught of catalogs from various Catholic companies selling Advent wreaths and Christmas cards. I usually purchase a pack or two of the cards, because I'm a sucker for glitter halos. This year, though, I think I'll do a little something different and support the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.The holiday season is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to share CFCA with o … [Read more...]

little reminders it’s still Christmas…

... My co-workers hate it, but I refuse to take down the office Christmas tree or remove the Nordic Baby Jesus. I'm glad I didn't, because I need to keep celebrating just a little bit longer. See, I get terrible seasonal depression and have bouts of insomnia during the winter months. I don't care what anyone says, I am convinced beyond doubt Hell is cold. And dark. Hell is a biting cold place where you feel like you'll never be warm again or feel the sun on your face. In Hell it's perpetual … [Read more...]

keeping Christmas in Christmas…

... I find it ironic that so many of the very same people that demand we keep "Christ" in Christmas fail to even observe Christmas during the actual Christmas season. Again and again, it is still Christmas. Christmas doesn't end on December 26th, it is just beginning. Nor does it end on January 1st. Settle down, take a deep breath and enjoy the still of winter accompanied by the warm glow of the Christmas tree just a little bit longer.Advent can be a crazy time for many, treated as … [Read more...]

Christmas in Poland…

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... Jesus once told me to go to Poland. He really did! Though He wasn't specific about when to go, I think I prefer to go at Christmas. … [Read more...]

Antoniazzo Romano…

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The Nativity, Willem Benson…

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it’s still Christmas…

... I hope you all had a very Merry and blessed Christmas and will continue to do so for the rest of the season. Yes, it's still Christmas. To celebrate, I will be posting a daily art feature for Christmastide. Enjoy.Nativity by Ortolano Ferrarese, c.1520's … [Read more...]

Agnolo Bronzino …

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