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That’s What Christmas is All About (+ A Gift for You!)

Christmas Day. Those two words evoke so much. Christmas trees, decorated in a multitude of ways. Christmas decor of a thousand different variations. Christmas foods and Christmas drinks. Christmas songs, Christmas films, Christmas books. Christmas traditions and family gatherings. All wrapped up in that vague, delightful thing called the Christmas spirit. Christmas is seen asContinue reading “That’s What Christmas is All About (+ A Gift for You!)”

My 6 New Christmas Traditions

This post is being shared on Jovey’s Journal as day 19 of the Blogging All the Way Christmas Party and on Anna’s Idea Blog as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party. Be sure to check out both of those lovely ladies and their fun parties! Today I am super excited to shareContinue reading “My 6 New Christmas Traditions”

December Eve Blog Party Day 2

Welcome back to day 2! Yesterday I shared some of my favourite Christmas songs. (I apologize that some of the videos malfunctioned—there are now fixed and you can actually listen to the music, lol!) And today, I’m blessing you with sharing my whole playlist! ;D You may notice I have some obsessions. And that thingsContinue reading “December Eve Blog Party Day 2”

December Eve Blog Party Day 1

Welcome to the December Eve Party, y’all! This is hosted by the lovely Lily @ Lillian Keith, and I am so excited to participate. This fun event will extend over two days—November 30 and December 1—so be sure to check back tomorrow for my second post! The idea is to share songs from three differentContinue reading “December Eve Blog Party Day 1”

Thoughts on Remembrance Day

It is Remembrance Day 2021. According to Wikipedia, it is a day to ‘honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.’ Sitting here, my head is a confused mixture of Rilla of Ingleside, The Singing Tree, In Flanders’ Fields, To the Fallen, The Piper, and Treasury of War Poetry. I haveContinue reading “Thoughts on Remembrance Day”

Remember Their Legacy

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lie,In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel withContinue reading “Remember Their Legacy”

Truly Thankful

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 107:1) Thanksgiving. What a beautiful holiday. A day where we stop and count up our blessings. … or that’s the idea. Thanksgiving, especially among Christians, is known as a day for giving thanks. But how often do weContinue reading “Truly Thankful”

Happy Easter! // He is Risen Indeed!

Easter lilies! Can you hear What they whisper, low and clear? In dewy fragrance they unfold Their splendor sweet, their snow and gold. Every beauty-breathing bell News of heaven has to tell. Listen to their mystic voice, Hear, O mortal, and rejoice! Hark, their soft and heavenly chime: Christ is risen for all time! ~OnContinue reading “Happy Easter! // He is Risen Indeed!”

Remember the CHRIST in Christmas + A Gift For You // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party

Today is Christmas morning. The day we set aside to remember the birth of Christ Jesus—the Son of God who came to earth in human form, to die upon the cross for our sins. The ultimate gift. He came to give life to those who were dead. He came to bring light to they whoContinue reading “Remember the CHRIST in Christmas + A Gift For You // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party”

8 Favourite Christmas Books | 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party

Well, friends, here is the 10th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Party. Today I will be sharing eight of my favourite Christmas books. I love Christmas stories, so if you have any recommendations, drop them in the comments. I love checking out new books!! Without further ado, let’s get started. (Yeah, I know,Continue reading “8 Favourite Christmas Books | 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party”

Reflections on the Wise Men // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party

I was recently reading the account of Christ’s birth in the gospel of Matthew, and the journey of the wise men stood out to me. I think the wise men is a part pf the Christmas story that we seldom really think about. Let’s see what the Bible tells us about them. “Now when JesusContinue reading “Reflections on the Wise Men // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party”

Sharing My Early Writings: 2 Poems & 1 Story // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party

  Hi, friends. 🙂 Happy five-days-’till-Christmas. 🙂  Today I thought I’d share some of my early writings. Partly as an encouragement to young authors (see how far I’ve come) and partly because… I still like that poem, and the story is apparently the only Christmas short story I have besides An Old-Time Christmas… need toContinue reading “Sharing My Early Writings: 2 Poems & 1 Story // 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party”

November 11, the Day We Remember

© 2019 R. Labonté Today is the day we set aside to remember, acknowledge, and thank the heroes of Canada.  The Indian, French, and English Canadians who threw aside the religious and cultural differences and fought the invaders in 1812.  The Canadians who dropped everything and went to the trenches, the planes, or the ships in 1914, whoContinue reading “November 11, the Day We Remember”

Thank You // A Tribute to Those Who Fought in Afghanistan

I was about 8 months old on 9/11. But aside from that, almost everything in this is exactly what it was like for me. This was penned by my sister, Annalissa. I wasn’t yet thought of by my parents when 9/11 happened. I was born almost a year after. Instead, I grew during the war andContinue reading “Thank You // A Tribute to Those Who Fought in Afghanistan”