Here’s to 2015!

Happy New Year to you all!

There will be no resolutions here. I resolve not to make any resolutions.

I would like to say thank you to all of the new friends, new writers and readers that I’ve met this year. You have no idea how much joy you have all given me.

2015 started off with the death of a loved one and it just seemed to continue.  Friends, family and even childhood heroes. I lost a lot this year, but as I sit here tonight, I realize I gained quite a lot too. I have a home, food, security and a job I love. That’s a lot more than most of the world has and I am thankful every day for my life, my family and my friends and of course my books!

I have read some amazing stories, and to all my blogger friends, that includes your stories! Some great poetry, had some serious political debates and made some new friends that I will forever cherish!

So what about 2016?  Who knows!  I’m hoping you all keep me supplied with great reading material and I have another year where I don’t have to cook anything…except tea, I can cook tea.

Personally, I have huge changes coming over the next few weeks and for once I’m just going with the flow and not trying to control every tiny aspect of this new adventure. Which is going to be very hard for me to do as I pretty much control everything in the general vicinity of where I am.

There are way too many of you to mention here, but you know who you are and I wish that this new year brings you good health, joy, freedom, security and Magic. Always leave room for a little Magic!

Happy-New-Year-2016

 

 

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 560 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people.

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Celebrating the Darkness

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Welcome to the Open Book Blog Hop, where we are looking at how we celebrate New Year’s. Please check out what the other authors wrote and while you’re at it, get to know the books of Tracy Krimmer.

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Last week, I declared that Christians can celebrate Christmas without running afoul of God because we have freedom in Christ and we may practice our universal faith within our local culture. Anyone following my blog also knows I believe the Christian faith must be Biblically based.

So, unsurprisingly, we don’t really celebrate New Year’s Eve, which in the United States is mostly a drunken party. There is no way I can redeem that part of my culture for Christ by joining into it. Unlike many evangelical Christians, I don’t object…

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Open Book Blog Hop December 23 – 29th 2015

This week on the Open Book Blog Hop we’re talking about how we spend the Christmas holidays.

On Christmas Eve, we make a huge pot of gumbo and share it with all of our friends and family. It’s a tradition in southern Mississippi. It’s the one time of year you can find the transplants from Louisiana and Mississippi all at the same seafood company so it’s like a once a year reunion!

After the gumbo eating, we all go to midnight mass together. Just sitting in the darkened church singing all the beautiful Christmas songs and just being in the moment, silent with our own thoughts of Christmas and prayers for our family far and wide.

On Christmas day it’s Mimosas and Christmas songs in the background as we watch the kiddies open their gifts.

Then it’s on to the parents and in-laws for lunch and Secret Santa fun. Then home to turn off the lights and enjoy the tree and carols!

 

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