Tag Archives: Christmas

Creating family traditions strengthens Christmas memories


Everyone knows the reason we celebrate Christmas. We must never forget Christ is the reason, but every family can make the season personal by enjoying certain foods and activities that make us think of Christmas. What may become a tradition … Continue reading

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Mincemeat is an old time favorite that has evolved over time


When I was a kid my mom made mincemeat every fall during productive deer seasons. She used neck meat, which is gelatinous and full of gristle. This doesn’t sound appetizing, but it always made good mincemeat. When you say mincemeat … Continue reading

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Appalachian Christmas


Sometimes our fondest memories are simple things that didn’t cost much. I know they are for me, because Christmas doesn’t come from a store. My wife is from rural West Virginia. Her parents were tenant farmers, meaning they worked long … Continue reading

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