3 Elephants looking out the window

Elephants – E – A to Z Challenge 2019

It must have been in the early days of summer 2000 or maybe 1999. It was on a weekend, my dad had to return to the office to finish something or pick something up. As I kid, I always found going to the office intriguing (why does an adult man have a kangaroo-screensaver on his computer?), there was always some distraction, something to observe or … Continue reading Elephants – E – A to Z Challenge 2019

Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

A white Christmas! How many have I had of them? Not many. Last Winter was bitter cold, it snowed, but in February (and that did lead to some complications). For the last few days it has been mighty cold, how would I love it to snow for Christmas. We are almost there. In ten days from today, it is the 25th of December. The Advent … Continue reading Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

Christmas Traditions by Kelli King | Advent 2018 Day 6

Christmas Traditions

By Kelli King

I love Christmas music. I especially love songs that make me imagine what Christmas is like in other places. My top places to imagine spending Christmas have always been New York City, London, Paris, some enchanting village in Ireland or Germany, and more recently, I found out that Strasbourg, France, has a very famous Christmas market. these are all pretty exotic places, and I may well spend Christmas in some of them as a tourist in the future. But they will never be mine. My own hometown suffers from a relative lack of charm, so that may contribute to my desire to see Christmases elsewhere. The city I live in now that I’m grown has much more “curb appeal” because we have the gorgeous backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, but it is still neither a quaint French village nor a beautiful bustling city.

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Silent Night by Rowena Curtin | Advent 2018 Day 5

Silent Night By Rowena Curtin  “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  Mother Teresa Two hundred years ago, on a … Continue reading Silent Night by Rowena Curtin | Advent 2018 Day 5