December, 2009

Resolutions for others vary in success

December 29, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 12/29/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 12/29/09 edition of the Goshen News. Here it comes. That annual flood of wishful thinking and good intentions is upon us. Pardon my cynicism, but I haven’t noticed a lot of actual results coming from our half-hearted attempts at self-reformation. Once upon a time, some genius somewhere constructed a […]

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Oh, Silent Night (but not too silent, please)

December 29, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Krispy KremeNew Year'sSilent Night

“I resolve that every Christmas should be so relaxing.” There. That’s my opening salvo regarding that dreaded annual list. While I don’t hold much to New Year’s resolutions as for the most part they are wholly ineffective and end up discarded like so much crumpled up wrapping paper, this would be one that I could […]

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Today’s column

December 29, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Due to holiday schedules and editors playing musical chairs, today’s column, which was sent in on time, was accidentally overlooked in the vacationing editor’s email inbox. So, it is hoped that it will be in tomorrow’s paper. It’s comforting to know that it’s human beans working over there, because it sure is one that sends […]

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Quote of the day

December 28, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“He who has gas travels at the back of the pack.” – sage advice from Buck, the furry little guide in Ice Age 3, one of the many movies we watched over Christmas At the back and down wind, I might add. Amen, amen, and amen.

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Merry Christmas – Glory awaits!

December 24, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It’s Christmas Eve. There is excitement in the air as our family gears up for an important annual ritual that began when our two oldest sons were small. In what is now an established tradition, we have a slumber party that involves two movies, delightful food, and the opening of the stocking stuffers. Every year, […]

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“Be it unto me”

December 22, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

This beautiful Christmas song by Phillips, Craig, and Dean is very meaningful to us. I’ve always liked it, but four years ago when we found that a surprise fourth Baby Schrock was on his way, completely unplanned by us, but completely planned by God, our heads were reeling and our minds were struggling to make […]

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"Be it unto me"

December 22, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

This beautiful Christmas song by Phillips, Craig, and Dean is very meaningful to us. I’ve always liked it, but four years ago when we found that a surprise fourth Baby Schrock was on his way, completely unplanned by us, but completely planned by God, our heads were reeling and our minds were struggling to make […]

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The light of fatherhood shines at Christmas

December 21, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 12/21/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 12/21/09 edition of the Goshen News. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.” With these words, Isaiah, that prophet of old, announced the news that would change the world forever. Now, […]

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That’ll preach

December 18, 2009 Rhonda Schrock bedtime

Sometimes, even I don’t know what’s going to come out of my mouth. Take the other night, for instance. We were sitting on the couch, the Chief and I, and it was getting late. For whatever reason, the three youngest were still roaming around overhead as though this it was already Christmas break and they […]

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Fudge? Cookies? Jammies? That’s therapy

December 17, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Christmascut-out cookiesdecoratingfamily tradtionsfudge

“Rhonda Schrock notes that it is entirely possible to make fudge (Mr. Schrock), mix and bake and frost cut-out cookies (boys and I), and decorate the tree (all of us) without ever leaving your jammies. Check, check, and check. “EC, BR, BHM, and 8 others like this.” This was my Facebook status one day after […]

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