Category Archives: Christmas shopping

A Bleak (oops, I mean “Black”) Friday Thought . . .

A Bleak (oops I mean Black) Friday Thought: We shop for stuff thinking stuff will satisfy the seeking, striving, and searching of our soul. Sadly, surrounded with stuff upon stuff, our soul still starves!

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Why Stuff Thanksgiving Day With Shopping? (Stuff The Turkey; Not The Day!)

Will family Thanksgiving meals be replaced by hot deals, shopping thrills and retail “steals” in America’s stores? Will the day set aside for gratitude be turned into to a day of getting more stuff? Perhaps stuffing Thanksgiving Day with shopping … Continue reading

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Nashville Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers for 2014!

Paid or volunteer Salvation Army Bell Ringers are needed in  Nashville, Tennessee for the Christmas season of 2014 between Thanksgiving & Christmas.  Paid workers will work an 8 hr. shift between the hours of 10:30 am. and 9:00 pm. in South … Continue reading

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6 Lessons from Reason-For-The-Season Sunday

I call the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day the Reason-For-The-Season Sunday.  Here are 6 lessons from Reason-For-The-Season-Sunday 1) There is more to the Holiday Season that shopping, consumerism, and retail sales. The greatest gifts are non-material. 2) Retailers may make their … Continue reading

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21 Creative Blogs About Christmas

Happy birthday, Jesus!  Here are some blogs I wrote about You and and Your birth: The World’s Most Unusual Christmas Greeting Christmas Eve Eve — The Night Before The Day Before The Fiscal Cliff The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Eve — The Night Before The Day Before The Fiscal Cliff

“‘Twas the night before Christmas . . .”  — those are famous words, but what about the night before the day before Christmas?  Christmas Eve eve is seldom mentioned or thought about.  It’s just another holiday shopping day. However, on … Continue reading

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The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes Of Holiday Hype

Year after year humans have high hopes for the Christmas holidays, but their humongous hopes are often hijacked and held hostage by holiday hype.  The Christmas drug of hyped up holidays just doesn’t seem to be able to live up … Continue reading

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