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15 from 15: Top Blog Posts of 2015

15 from 15: Top Blog Posts of the Year Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing several Top 15 lists from 2015.  Looking back over all my lists reminded me once again just how much can happen in a year’s time. Especially if you are writing it down. Today’s Top 15 is the top […]

12 Christmas Traditions from My Family to Yours

12 Christmas Traditions from My Family to Yours Christmas traditions. Where do they start? Think about the ones that have stuck in your family–would you classify them as intentional traditions or accidental traditions? My family has some of each. Some have been handed down from my Lines in the Gravel family. (From the name of […]

12 Questions from the Nativity Scene

12 Questions from the Nativity Scene What is Christmas without a nativity scene? We have several spread throughout out house and have often attended a live nativity scene at a church near my family’s home. This year, a local church is pulling out all the stops with a drive-through nativity scene. I’m looking forward to […]

12 Memories from One Christmas Ornament

12 Memories from One Christmas Ornament Every year for the past six years, the Star, Mississippi, Woman’s Club has produced a Christmas ornament that helps tell my little unincorporated hometown’s story. After Christmas last year, I deemed 2015 the year that I had enough ornaments for my own “Star tree” to decorate my home office. […]

12 Ways Christmas Will Be Different This Year

12 Ways Christmas Will Be Different This Year When I first considered writing “12 Ways Christmas Will Be Different This Year,” I wondered if I would have enough material. A few came immediately to mind, and the others came along soon enough. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is enough to make me […]