Onward, Downward and Upward

Carmen's 2017 Goals/Aspirations

January 4, 2017 “Grow upward – having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus.” (2 Peter 3:18) C.H. Spurgeon On New Year’s Eve, Dewayne asked me what my aspirations and goals were for 2017. I was having a rather typical day, lately, of little optimism. Not that those feelings are […]


Freedom Not Easily Won

New Website Focus in 2017

Happy New Year, Readers! This is my website information announcement. I feel a strong conviction to make some changes in my social media habits this year. Less time on all social media fronts. More time on personal growth in a few areas. This post informs on what you may and may not expect from my […]


Merry Christmas Indeed!

Naughty or Nice is Not the Point

Dewayne and Carmen Wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! What type of Christmas will you have this year? I had an interesting encounter with an attorney who made an off-color joke about why Santa says “Ho, Ho, Ho.” He said, to the three women standing in line to buy tickets to […]


Eva Marie Everson tells a delightful Christmas story of forgiveness and renewed love. Charlie Dixon returns to Testament to encounter her own prejudices about traditional Christmas, her unforgiveness of her ex-con father, and her fears about rekindling a former love. This short video about Eva’s book and a little bit about Christmas traditions in our respective homes to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Every One!

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CHRIST, CHRISTMAS & CHARLES DICKENS – Week One – What Right Have We to Be Merry?

How Christmas came to be the most wonderful time of the year!

“Bah! Humbug? Merry Christmas? What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry . . . in such a world of fools as this? What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer?” […]

Seymour Hicks plays the most miserly Scrooge ever in 1935 version directed by Henry Edwards - Watch this month on Amazon Prime (glorious black and white) or Dove Channel (restored and in color)