Christmas Winners

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 1 Comment

At Christmas we’re all winners when we think about what happened in a little Bethlehem stable over 2000 years ago. We celebrate that in so many different ways and I’ve had a great time reading about which Christmas traditions are favorites of yours. One thing often mentioned by those of you who entered my Christmas giveaway was Candlelight services. Many …

Gifts Made with Love

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Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. ~Thomas S. Monson Have you ever made homemade gifts for the people on your Christmas list? Sometimes that happens because we …

Christmas News & Giveaway

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I believe that every life is a collection of individual ‘journey stories.’ ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf Do you feel like you are on a journey as you look ahead or have been on a journey when you look behind? I can agree with Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s quote about life being a series of “journey stories.” When I think back on my life, …

Counting Blessings at Thanksgiving

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward Happy Thanksgiving! Isn’t Thanksgiving one of the best ever holidays? A day for family. We don’t have to shop except for food, of course. Lots of turkey and cranberry sauce shopping. And you gotta have pies. While I’m not …

JFK – A Sad Day to Remember

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November 22, 1964 Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s been a sad week here in Hollyhill as everybody was remembering the assassination last year. Dad put this picture on the front page of the Hollyhill Banner. There was regular news, but it didn’t seem to matter than much this week. Or even that basketball season is about to start …

A Celebration of Love

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A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney Happy anniversary to my husband and to me. We’re celebrating many years together today. We’ve had a way of celebrating in some different ways some years and typical ways other years. So far we haven’t gone on cruises …