No Special Gift … Just Memories

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Christmas is wrapped in memories. When you get a few years added on the way I have, you have quite a few Christmases to remember. There was the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve when I was a little girl and we would go to open presents at our aunt’s house. She was like a granny to us. Years passed …

The Blessing of Giving

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“For it is in giving that we receive.” (St. Francis of Assisi) As most of you know I’ve got a Christmas giveaway going. You can check out the prizes and how to enter on my News & Events Page. I invited those who wanted to enter to share about the best gift they’d ever received as a child or the …

A Christmas Weekend

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    Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem two thousand years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?  Then you can keep Christmas.     …Augusta E. Rundel There’s nothing quite …

My Hollyhill Christmas

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December 22, 1965    Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky at Christmastime or almost Christmas, anyway. I am so excited. Are you? I love Christmas.    What do I love about Christmas in Hollyhill? I like the red and green lights the county workers string up on the street light posts. I like the pine tree in front of …

“A Book Worth Reading”

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“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” ~George MacDonald Sometimes an encouraging word can be a special gift. I got one of those today from a reader who was reading my book, Scent of Lilacs. …

A Christmas Treasure Box Wrapped in Love

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When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.  ~Bob Hope I’ve been having a great time sharing forward some of the stories you’ve shared with me about the best and at times, the worst gifts you’ve given or received when you entered my …

Raspberries in God’s Pantry

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June 24, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Do you love raspberries? The kind that grow out in the fields. Aunt Love says those are part of God’s pantry. She also says that about asparagus and cabbage. That’s a shelf in His pantry I don’t care if I get anything off of. Yuck!  People at church are always …

Every Book Can be a Gift

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Each day provides its own gifts. ~Marcus Aurelius One of the daily or weekly gifts I receive are the comments you leave here and on my Facebook author’s page. It’s fun getting to know you and I really enjoy when you share stories from your lives. Take Joye’s comment on my blizzard post Sunday about her dad having to crawl …