December, 2011

Writer offers list of wishes, but no resolutions for the New Year

December 31, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/26/11 Goshen News column

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 12/26/11 edition of The Goshen News.  The writer’s back in town, having had a fun-filled week in southern climes with the family et. al.  Today, she offers a list of wishes – not resolutions – for the New Year.The ornaments still adorn the tree.  The […]

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Writer offers list of wishes, but no resolutions for the New Year

December 31, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/26/11 Goshen News column

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 12/26/11 edition of The Goshen News.  The writer’s back in town, having had a fun-filled week in southern climes with the family et. al.  Today, she offers a list of wishes – not resolutions – for the New Year.The ornaments still adorn the tree.  The […]

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If I could, I’d take Miles

December 23, 2011 Rhonda Schrock Christmashealingheavenwaiting in line

“Where’s the line to see Jesus?”  It was these words from a song in the children’s musical one Sunday night that grabbed me.  And just like that, I saw it. Jesus in skin, receiving the needy, a line of humanity bedraggled stretching before him.  There, the woman bent with an issue of blood that had […]

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If I could, I’d take Miles

December 23, 2011 Rhonda Schrock Christmashealingheavenwaiting in line

“Where’s the line to see Jesus?”  It was these words from a song in the children’s musical one Sunday night that grabbed me.  And just like that, I saw it. Jesus in skin, receiving the needy, a line of humanity bedraggled stretching before him.  There, the woman bent with an issue of blood that had […]

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Easter’s hope began at Christmas

December 20, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/19/11 Goshen News columnChristmas

Note:  This column was published in the 12/19/11 edition of The Goshen News.  Months ahead, I begin to pray, “Lord, give me a story for Christmas.”  For four years now, He has.  The first three years, the annual column involved a baby.  The story He gave me this year, however, is a bit different, but […]

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Easter’s hope began at Christmas

December 20, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/19/11 Goshen News columnChristmas

Note:  This column was published in the 12/19/11 edition of The Goshen News.  Months ahead, I begin to pray, “Lord, give me a story for Christmas.”  For four years now, He has.  The first three years, the annual column involved a baby.  The story He gave me this year, however, is a bit different, but […]

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It’s a madhouse, and that’s a gift

December 19, 2011 Rhonda Schrock Christmascut-out cookiesgiftsprograms

“It’s a madhouse!”  That’s what I said to her, holding the phone cocked on my shoulder last night on the couch. We’d called my mother to say, “Happy birthday.”  Boy Two (aka Kid Kaboom) was singing a seriously goofy, nasal-ly version on a phone upstairs; I was cackling into the phone downstairs; Little was half-on, […]

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It’s a madhouse, and that’s a gift

December 19, 2011 Rhonda Schrock Christmascut-out cookiesgiftsprograms

“It’s a madhouse!”  That’s what I said to her, holding the phone cocked on my shoulder last night on the couch. We’d called my mother to say, “Happy birthday.”  Boy Two (aka Kid Kaboom) was singing a seriously goofy, nasal-ly version on a phone upstairs; I was cackling into the phone downstairs; Little was half-on, […]

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Ice cream goes a long way in soothing Christmas tree woes

December 17, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/10/07 Goshen News columnChief ice creamChristmas treestraditions

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column appeared in the 12/10/07 edition of The Goshen News, a mere one month after its initial debut.  Thankfully, the Tree Setter-Upper is far more experienced now when it comes to choosing… There’s no doubt about it – Christmas is our favorite time of year.  It begins when Mr. Schrock […]

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Ice cream goes a long way in soothing Christmas tree woes

December 17, 2011 Rhonda Schrock 12/10/07 Goshen News columnChief ice creamChristmas treestraditions

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column appeared in the 12/10/07 edition of The Goshen News, a mere one month after its initial debut.  Thankfully, the Tree Setter-Upper is far more experienced now when it comes to choosing… There’s no doubt about it – Christmas is our favorite time of year.  It begins when Mr. Schrock […]

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