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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

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No Star In All The Heavens

The story of the star that sits atop our tree goes back over thirty years. I was a young single man whose business was failing. Finances were very tight. I had enough money to buy a Christmas tree but not … Continue reading

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The Star

(This a slightly changed re-post of a post I believe I last published in 2010.) At the top of our Christmas tree each year proudly sits an unusual star. It is made out of cardboard and covered with aluminum foil … Continue reading

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