The New York Sun[Shine!]

via Some of you may have read or seen the somewhat-recently popularized newsstory of young Virginia O’Hanlon. There’s a movie and book that came out not too long ago documenting the story in an endearingly artistic way. As I’ve mentioned before, the 2009 movie Yes, Virginia is the story of a young girl questioning the existence of Santa Claus.Continue reading “The New York Sun[Shine!]”

Psalmody: A Benediction

In the spirit of this wonderful Christmas season, when I am reminded of what abundant blessings are in this life, I want to share another psalm/hymn from the old church Psalmody I found tucked away in my parents home! One of the most beautiful elements that I love about this benediction is the emphasis onContinue reading “Psalmody: A Benediction”

Not Your Average Christmas Special

I know I’ve mentioned my love of Christmas Television . . . well, there is one movie that doesn’t get as much positive holiday PR as your typical Christmas special. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning, particularly if you’re in the mood for a little holiday action movie goodness. Die Hard Don’t believe me that thisContinue reading “Not Your Average Christmas Special”

Christmas Music!

In my family, growing up, it was treasonous to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. For some reason, even though I hated this as a kid, it’s something I hold to pretty firmly in adulthood. Thanksgiving deserves to be observed without Christmas getting all up in its business, you know? via That said, once theContinue reading “Christmas Music!”