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Mary's Story
Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!
Create Christmas Spirit
A Movie Christmas
Why Christmas?
O Christmas Tree
Life Is Not A Movie
Holiday Shopping Online
Christmas Music - Song or Carol
Christmas Experience
Silent Night and Peace
Christmas Resolutions - No Regrets This Year
The Christmas Story Is All Around Us
How Is It Supposed to Be?
Miracles
Boxing Day and Tradition
10 Unique Christmas Shopping Ideas
Making A Difference In the World
Twelve Tips For The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Different Perspectives of Christmas
The Christmas Touch
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The Most Expensive Month of the Year
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  • Mary's Story
    December 17, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Mary's Story

    We have had quite a year!   No one ever could ever have predicted the way that our whole world would change in a matter of just a few months.   Each of us thinks that our circumstances are so unusual and...

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  • Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!
    December 1, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Merry Christmas - Not Necessarily a Good Greeting!

    The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word "merry" as full of gaiety and high spirits. Unfortunately, that does not describe everyone's experience on any day of the year, let alone at Christmas. There are many during the holiday season who...

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  • Create Christmas Spirit
    December 1, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Create Christmas Spirit

    I have learned so much from my family, friends and clients over the years. Many of them have had very good reasons to feel sorry for themselves or bemoan their negative circumstances. Instead, they reached out to others who needed...

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  • A Movie Christmas
    December 1, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Movie Christmas

    With all of the available technology today, it is very easy to binge on watching Christmas movies. In fact, some channels are bragging about how many new Christmas movies that they will air this year. It doesn't take long to...

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  • Why Christmas?
    December 1, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Why Christmas?

    So there are only a few sleeps to go until December 25th. Many of us have areas in our homes that are infiltrated with shiny packages holding large-screen televisions, new clothing and books that we will be giving to others....

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  • O Christmas Tree
    December 27, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    O Christmas Tree

    I happened to go into a large retail store recently and was absolutely shocked by the extremely long wall that was stocked from floor to ceiling with artificial Christmas trees. Sizes ranged from those suitable for desktops or apartments all...

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  • Life Is Not A Movie
    December 27, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Life Is Not A Movie

    Younger people are shocked when they find out that I was born in the era of "pre-television". I remember the first day that we got the big box that only showed one black and white event at a time with...

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  • Holiday Shopping Online
    December 5, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Holiday Shopping Online

    It seems rather strange to go into a store and see end of summer sale items, Halloween costumes, Remembrance Day poppies and Christmas decorations all at the same time. Somehow we have begun blurring the holidays into one big merchandising...

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  • Christmas Music - Song or Carol
    December 5, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Christmas Music - Song or Carol

    It's December and we are surrounded with reminders that the Christmas season is before us. Outdoor lights on businesses and houses seem to have magically appeared from nowhere. Christmas tree lots have opened. Mailboxes are filled with flyers with the...

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  • Christmas Experience
    December 5, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Christmas Experience

    We Three Kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar... In 1857 Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr. who was an author, book illustrator, stained glass window designer, clergyman and editor of the New York Church Journal wrote this carol...

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  • Silent Night and Peace
    December 5, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Silent Night and Peace

    Silent Night. Holy Night. All is calm. All is bright. The First World War lasted from 1914 to 1919. A very strange situation was witnessed in the early months - one had never occurred before or since. On Christmas Eve...

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  • Christmas Resolutions - No Regrets This Year
    October 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Christmas Resolutions - No Regrets This Year

    After all of the glitter and excitement is over do you ever have regrets? Do you promise yourself that next year will be different? Well, before we get too far into December, let's think about how you can prevent that...

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