Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

These little critters greeted me on a Christmas tree at a senior living facility my choir sang at. It was the one member’s mom’s holiday party, and we were the entertainment. When I joined the choir,  I thought it would be fun,  but when I found out they perform for seniors as part of their mission, I knew I was with the right group of … Continue reading Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1

Chocolate Countdown By Tara Paray As this Advent Calendar blog series gets underway (again! — yay!) and Advent for Christians starts tomorrow, I’m beginning my countdown today with a very special calendar. I’ve had Advent calendars made of paper with little date windows you open. I’ve also had the kind that hang on the wall, felt or some other fabric, with tiny dated pockets a … Continue reading Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1

Merry Christmas to You by Tara Paray – Day 15 Advent 2017

Merry Christmas to You by Tara Paray  Day 15 Advent 2017   Merry Christmas to You by Tara Paray If it seems rushed and hectic, If you have to do this or that and you’re not having fun, If you have to spend a certain amount of money or risk looking bad/cheap/Scrooge-like, You’re doing it all wrong. Take time to slow down, and really enjoy … Continue reading Merry Christmas to You by Tara Paray – Day 15 Advent 2017

Making My Christmas List by Tara Paray – Day 3 Advent 2017 | The Sundays of Advent: 1st Sunday

Making My Christmas List By Tara Paray
You’re never too old to write a Christmas wish list. It’s just the items on my adult list aren’t sparkly or fun; they don’t require assembly or batteries. They do require work, though, and from everybody who cares… Continue reading Making My Christmas List by Tara Paray – Day 3 Advent 2017 | The Sundays of Advent: 1st Sunday

The Gift of Now by Tara Paray | Day 1 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 1 | Advent Calendar The Gift of Now by Tara Paray In the hurry and scurry of the holiday season, how can we notice the colors of the season flying by? There are so many shades of red and green, and not just on holiday decorations. There are so many faces smiling, if you care to notice. Each day passes, and every moment is … Continue reading The Gift of Now by Tara Paray | Day 1 | Advent Calendar 2016