The Absurdity of Christmas, part 2

The Absurdity of Christmas

Have you ever thought about how “wrong” Christmas is? Many of us have read the story of Jesus’ birth in Matthew or Luke. And most of us have seen nativity sets in homes, on lawns or in stores–a statuesque display of wise men and shepherds...
What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

It seems now-a-days we move from Halloween straight to Christmas. In one way I get it. Other than grocery stores, no one makes any money on Thanksgiving. With Halloween there are decorations, costumes and candy — lots of candy. And, of course, Christmas is a...
Moving Forward into 2018

Moving Forward into 2018

The holidays are coming to a close. Many of us are dismantling the tree and taking down the lights. 2018 is right around the corner and the long winter nights are looming before us. It’s a great time to curl up with a book. May I suggest Life Lessons from the...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Bees don’t celebrate Christmas. They don’t exchange gifts or decorate a tree, but beekeepers do — at least this one does. I love every part of the season: twinkling lights, pine-smelling wreaths, feasts, trees, jolly old elves, red ribbons, carols...