Tag Archives: Faith

Blowform, Feast of the Annunciation

My longer term readers may recall that some years ago we acquired a blowform nativity set.  Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, ox and donkey, a shepherd with sheep,  Magi with camel move about our property from Thanksgiving until 12th Night in … Continue reading

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Blowform Escape

The chapter of Jesus’s birth does need to have an ending.  King Herod, of course, did not really want to find the King of the Jews in order to venerate him.  Being an Roman governor over an occupied land, he … Continue reading

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Blowform Epiphany

Having grown up in a Baptist tradition, I did not learn of the concept of Epiphany until I read James Joyce’s short-story series Dubliners.  I do not recall exactly what the story was about, but the concept that an epiphany … Continue reading

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Blowform Twelfth Night Trek

The traditions of Twelfth Night have pretty much disappeared from our holiday culture in the USA.  Who sings The Twelve Days of Christmas (or knows what all those gifts were about) any more?  While How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie … Continue reading

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Blowform Boxing Day

All my Pax Britannia friends know what Boxing Day is!  After performing their duties on Christmas day, the servants and laborers of the manor had December 26th off and received their presents (boxes) from the Lord and Lady of the … Continue reading

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Blowform Christmas Morning

This is a busy day!  Jospeh and Mary arrive for the census in Bethlehem but find that all the motels are full.  AirBnB listed one stable with openings in the hay loft.  This will have to do.  Then Mary gives … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 4: Blowform Still on the Road

The walk from Nazareth to Bethlehem on foot got a little tiring for Mary.  Joseph found a red-wagon with which he could make a donkey cart for Mary.  This was still a little bumpy on dirt roads, cobbles, and highland … Continue reading

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Advent Week 3: Blowform Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Joseph and Mary, who was pledged to be his wife, lived in Nazareth.  The Roman census  required that each household register in their ancestral home.  For Joseph, this was Bethlehem.  The distance between the two towns is about 70 miles. … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 2: Blowform Road to Bethlehem

Mary and Joseph took up temporary lodging on their way to Bethlehem staying at a camp site in a pull-behind camper.  They enjoyed the picnic table for meals, but stayed away from the campfire (they are plastic, you know).  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 1: Blowform Nativity

Holiday light displays.  We all know that block which goes all out to put up light shows, yard figures, maybe even a “live nativity scene” (there was one out our way which had a live camel, but they seemed to … Continue reading

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