When I was a child, my sister and I treated piles of torn Christmas wrapping paper as if they were freshly fallen leaves — running through them, jumping on them and then helping to throw them in the trash. (Yes, […]
[REVIEW] 33Miles Goes Christmas with Believe
The duo 33Miles debuted a few years ago, brought to the national stage by INO Records. Their country-infused style has given them a unique voice in the crowded Christian music marketplace. It also makes their music eminently accessible to listeners […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] This Year We’re Going to Disney World
Ahhh, the holiday season. The season of lights and presents and holiday cheer. The season of shopping and stress. The season of overwhelment. But this year we have a solution to it all. This year, we’re going to Disney World! […]
[A DAD’S POINT-OF-VIEW] Christmas Trees, Menorahs, and Being Apart (on Christmas)
This holiday season my wife and I will celebrate our first year of marriage on separate continents. As we are different races and religions, there are usually challenges we encounter at this time of year, so maybe being 7,000 miles […]
Speaking of the Holidays
Our Christmas tree looked frail as it lay in the street, waiting for the trash men to haul it away. A trail of needles led through the living room and across our lawn, marking the end of another holiday. I thought of all that had gone wrong with the holiday season.
Unwrap the NBA this Christmas
Football is to Thanksgiving as basketball is to Christmas. And even though the pigskin tradition on Turkey Day gets more attention, the Christmas day lineup from the NBA this season promises much better entertainment than watching woeful Detroit give up […]
The Art of Cooking: Quick Christmas Cookies
I love the holiday season. The snow, the parties, the eggnog, the presents, the Salvation Army ringers, and even the cheesy “made for TV” Christmas movies; can’t get enough of them. But before I know it, the “After Christmas Sales” […]
It’s a Wonderful Life: Making Lasting Christmas Memories
They are some of the most vivid memories of my childhood. We carried piles of chopped wood into the house, stacking it next to the fireplace. My father mashed newspaper and leaned kindling on it, shifting the logs into the flames until the entire room glowed and warmed. Stockings dangled on the mantle.
THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF ALL TIME
Before taxes, before beer, before girls, even… there was Christmas. Christmas danced over my head like a crazed marionette every year from the tummy ache hangover of Halloween until the morning when Santa Claus manifested as unknown treasures wrapped in […]
The Father Life Christmas Giveaway!
Just in time for Christmas, it’s another great giveaway from The Father Life! This time around, it’s all about the kids. One lucky reader will walk away with: – a Tail Wags helmet cover – a personalized storybook, poster, or […]
Kids Book Review: The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving
It’s easy to lose the spirit of the Christmas season in the midst of all of the shopping and planning for the upcoming holiday. Buying this and ordering that, I’m reminded of Linus bemoaning how we have “gone commercial” in […]