Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Soldier’s Christmas

This morning my family will spend Christmas as we have done for the past few years – on Ft Jackson.  Each year there are many Soldiers who are in the middle of Basic Combat Training when Christmas comes around and … Continue reading

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Christmas by John Betjeman

The bells of waiting Advent ring, The Tortoise stove is lit again And lamp-oil light across the night Has caught the streaks of winter rain In many a stained-glass window sheen From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.

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Advent by John Betjeman

Advent John Betjeman The Advent wind begins to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir, It’s dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see

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A Few Days of Advent Left

This morning my younger daughter greeted my wife and me by saying – It is Christmas Eve Eve Eve! There are three days until Christmas but who is counting?  Well, my daughter for one.  I remember the days of counting … Continue reading

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The Mayan Calendar and the End of the Age

It is about to be the 21st of December, 2012.  Some claim that the Mayans predicted that this will be the end of the world.  This is an opinion derived from the fact that the Mayan calendar ends on the … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Today the people of our nation ask themselves why did the shooting in Connecticut happen? Why were innocent children murdered? What can be done to stop it from happening again?

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