Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gift #216: Musings on A Christmas Carol

I’ve had a rocky history with Dickens’ Christmas Carol. I blame this largely on being terrified of Mickey’s Christmas Carol as a small child and I don’t think I’ve ever recovered from it. For many, many years the only movie … Continue reading

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Gift #215: Stagecoach Inn

While at Salado yesterday, we had lunch at the Stagecoach Inn. It was originally a stopping spot for Native Americans in the area. It became a rest stop for stagecoach lines as well as for cattle drives. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Gift #214: Stamp Salado

Today we started our long trek back to Indy. On the way, we stopped at a small artsy community about 40 miles north of Austin called Salado. We used to go here frequently on our visits when my Nana was … Continue reading

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Gift #213: Round Rock donuts

One of the most prized treats growing up was a donut from the Round Rock donut shop. This quaint city north of Austin has been cranking out donuts since 1926. They’ve been consistently rated as Texas’ best donut, which is … Continue reading

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Gift #212: Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! For today’s post, I’ve been anxiously waiting to share my very favorite Bible verse with you. It is a lovely for Christmas, though it is usually not quoted much for the occasion. “The people walking in darkness … Continue reading

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Gift #211: Emmanuel

The word Emmanuel is one of my favorite names for God. It was the name Mary was to give Jesus when she was told she would give birth to the Messiah, citing the phrasing from the prophet Isaiah, who foretold … Continue reading

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Gift #210: Day with family

We spent another day with my brother and his wife today. We started the day by attending morning services at their church. It’s a huge church, with a full choir and orchestra. We sang some songs which I hadn’t sung … Continue reading

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Gift #209: A God who gives

As the days to Christmas fly by, we’ve tended to the preparations, the meals, the parties, and the gifts. Lots of gifts. More than any other day, Christmas is a day for celebrating gifts. We spend hours planning our gifts … Continue reading

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gift #208: Zilker Park

Yesterday I went to Zilker park with my mom and grandma. I’d made lots of visits to the park when I was in school, but I hadn’t had a chance to go back to visit in close to ten years. … Continue reading

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Wahoos fish taco

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