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Recently, at a Christmas party, I was asked about the best gifts I have ever given and the best ones I have gotten.  I have been given more than my fair share over the years and since one of my love languages is gift giving, I had to think long and hard about this. I […]

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Merry Christmas 2016

 

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Christmas in July

Today is Christmas in July!  It seems to have become another opportunity for sales and consumerism but I remember the significance it had on Jim nearly 40 years ago.  We were not married yet, but we were dating. I was gone for the summer, working at Mt. Hermon.  Jim was running day camps for Downey […]

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Fear Not

I love the tradition of watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.  I grew up watching it and I have always been a Peanuts fan.  This year is the 50th anniversary and with the new Peanuts movie there seems to be more fanfare for all things Shultz than there has been in awhile.  In fact, California is […]

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Merry Christmas 2015

‘Twas the night after Thanksgiving and all alone in the house I was reflecting on how life had changed since the death of my spouse A lifetime of blessings and memories shared Still praising Jesus that we had been paired.   The children were once nestled snug in their beds, But they quickly grew up […]

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It is hard to admit because it feels shameful to be sad, but the fact of the matter is that this season is not easy for me. I guess I feel guilty and embarrassed that I can only outwardly appear to be composed and at peace when inwardly I feel that my grief is so […]

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Last year I posted the things I hate about Christmas….This year I thought I would find out what everyone else likes… (and share my own too) Respond if you want to! Last year I posted the things I hate about Christmas….This year I thought I would find out what everyone else likes… (and share my […]

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This is what I plan to put on my facebook page every day in Dec., but some of you don’t like that I am “being so negative” and a “hater”!  I am sorry!  It was meant to be a fun way to poke fun at some of the junk that has messed up Christmas.  And […]

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Annual Update

Jim is the one who took care of the Christmas card and letter updates every year.  So, now that I am in charge, you are lucky to get anything at all.  Having said that, I do know that many of you have asked about how we are doing and wishing you had an update. So […]

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Merry Christmas 2011!  We are trying to make new traditions, which time honored traditions to keep, and to enjoy our celebration without Jim.  Last year was a blur since Jim had just left us for heaven and everything ached.  This year we are still finding it is difficult since Jim left a huge hole in […]

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