Category Archives: Christianity

On a Highway of Usefulness

Recently, I have come to fully accept my lifelong role as temporary custodian of our family treasures from the past.  Whether they be tattered and torn photographs or yellowed documents with an ancestor’s handwriting, this inward pull to document and … Continue reading

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Christmas in the north Georgia Mountains

Where:  Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge, Georgia                   Heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest                   90 minutes from downtown Atlanta When:  December 24-26, 2012 Why:  Home away from home getaway What:  720-foot tall Amicalola Falls is the highest cascading waterfall … Continue reading

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1929 Western Journey, part 3

In today’s 1929 Western Journey, you’ll learn about an interesting woman.  It seemed the Franzen’s were captivated by Christian Evangelist, Aimee McPherson’s stage presence and exuberance.  While certainly in an entirely different setting and situation, the mysterious woman we encountered … Continue reading

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Miracle of Children

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois June 12, 1919   Mother’s Day 1919 was celebrated on May 11…almost 94 years ago.  When I read the 1919 Golden New Era article below, I knew it must be shared.  As a mother of … Continue reading

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Mission San Xavier del Bac Visited

“The White Dove of the Desert” founded in 1692—built 1783.  One of the best preserved and most exquisite old Spanish Missions in the Southwest.  Established in 1692 by Father Kino—a pioneering Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen!

Mark 16:1-6  “And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.  And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. … Continue reading

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Heirloom Autograph Book

STORIES are the harp strings of history, transforming the past into melody and rhythm. The best stories live forever in the human mind.  The demand for a good story is as wide, as unsatisfied, as human longing, and the search … Continue reading

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Die Weihnachtskrippe (Christmas Nativity Scene) Algona, Iowa

Little did I realize the impact a recent email request would have on my life. Asking several close friends living near the North Sea area of Germany for Weihnachtskrippe (Christmas nativity scene) photographs, I received the beautiful story of love … Continue reading

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Die Weihnachtskrippe (Christmas Nativity Scene)

History of the Nativity Scene by Robert A. Selig Transcribed from November 2008 Ostfriesen “NeuesBlatt”  (newspaper) Ostfriesen Heritage Society, Grundy Center, Iowa Asked about the mental picture that comes to mind when they think about Christmas, most Christians the world … Continue reading

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Hometown Christmas, part 2

Enjoy a bit of hometown Christmas spirit with me.  Through a series of last year’s December activities, residents of northeast Mississippi came alive. Daily Corinthian headlines read: Corinth Symphony Shares Gift of Music Church Volunteers Bring Christmas Alive Corinth Holiday Tradition Returns … Continue reading

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