Childhood Christmases

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale A neighbor shared some oranges with me today and that was all it took to send my mind back over seventy years to my childhood. My bus driver would give each of us an orange andContinue reading “Childhood Christmases”

Preparing for Christmas

Advent means “Coming” in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be openedContinue reading “Preparing for Christmas”