When I was younger, I used to be in a theater group. One year we did a play about the Maccabees. I can still remember one line in the song. “Antiochus, the terrible has made our lives unbearable.” Unbearable ended up being a bit of an understatement. Antiochus heavily restricted (forbid) Jewish tradition, because he [...]
A Different Kind Of Christmas Let's face it, this Christmas is just going to be different. There is no getting around it. And this is what I am writing about on Candidly Christian today. And in all honesty, I actually wrote this post in October, and then revised it a few days ago, when the [...]
Santa is a struggle at our house. We don't teach our children about the commercialized Santa Clause. However, in the world we live in, Santa is everywhere. So we need to talk about him. The day after Christmas, we were talking about the North Pole, and Charlie told me that Santa lived there. I responded [...]
I said in Friday's blog that I wasn't really into the Christmas season this year. The things that I have usually enjoyed doing, haven't brought the enjoyment that it usually has. I am usually the one who likes Christmas movies (the Hallmark, and Lifetime ones...go ahead make fun of me), the ribbons, bows, etc. And [...]
My husband called me out on it, more than once, I might add. I haven't really been in the Christmas spirit. My nights are usually filled with watching Hallmark Christmas movies, and I can't even get through one with my favorite Hallmark actress, and actor (Torrey Devitto... also known as crazy nanny Carrie, and Chad Michael Murray. Yes I am a One Tree Hill fan).
In a way I feel weary...