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Let’s take a trip back in history to 1818, Salzburg, Austria. “Silent Night” is a popular Christmas carol by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. How exciting! Let’s see if we can make some observations and learn from history. Gruberg was a primary school teacher, church organist and composer in the village of Arnsdorf, who is […]

Christmas Star

Christmas Star

The Christmas Star will occur on December 21st when Saturn and Jupiter align. These two planets will produce a significant amount of light. The two largest planets in our solar system will look like a “double planet” for the first time since the Middle Ages. Nothing of this astronomical magnitude will happen again until March […]

Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

I would like to first thank my husband, Don, who is an inspiration and support in everything I do. My children, David and Joseph, give me hope to believe in all that is good. I would also like to thank my parents, Marian and Bernard Sheptoski, for teaching me to love reading good books.

How Can We Say Thanks?

How Can We Say Thanks?

How can we thank someone that no longer lives by us or maybe is even no longer alive? Here are some creative ideas: We can reciprocate or do the same deed for someone else that our benefactor did for us We can say, “thank you” We can pray for that individual We can fast for […]

Giving Tuesday FREE e-BOOK

Giving Tuesday FREE e-BOOK

Giving Tuesday is a day designated for giving to others. It can be anything–a prayer in someone’s behalf, a donation to a charity, a phone call, a quick thank-you, a text message, or even volunteering at a local nonprofit. It can be writing a note of thanks to someone. It can be sending a Christmas […]

What’s Your Favorite Christmas and Holiday Music?

What’s Your Favorite Christmas and Holiday Music?

What’s your favorite Christmas and holiday music? I can’t wait to get started listening and celebrating! Christmas music is HAPPY MUSIC! Although I have my favorites, I like it all. Music associated with Christmas and the holidays may be purely instrumental or as with carols or songs have lyrics. The themes include the nativity of […]

Election Map

Election Map

The 2020 election between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden could come down to just half a dozen states. Experts generally agree that the key swing states to focus on this year are Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—all of which were won by Trump in 2016. Here are the electoral […]