Unwrapping the Heart of Christmas

A few years ago, shortly after drying the  Thanksgiving dishes, I started to panic.  How would I get Christmas together?  My heart raced and my palms felt sweaty as I thought of everything I had to do before the big day – shop, decorate, bake, wrap gifts, clean, cook, and attend celebrations.  Wait a minute.  Isn’t…

Christmas 2005

December 1, 2005 Dear Friends and Family, Last month I had the privilege of visiting some close friends in Sundance, Wyoming.  If it rings a bell, that’s not Santa’s sleigh settling on your roof or in your head.  Sundance is the place the Sundance Kid did his thing.  Nestled against the Black Hills, this little…

Twelve Days Of Dave Ramsey Song

Twelve Days of Ramsey Song (To be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) by Cherrie Herrin-Michehl (www.cherriemac.wordpress.com, http://www.cherriesotherblog.com) COPYRIGHT 2008 Cherrie Herrin-Michehl On the first day of Ramsey I lived like no one else, 1.  I shredded all of my credit cards                    (a partridge in a pear tree) 2.  Got on…

Christmas 2009

Mary sighed, wondering why men often forget their cell phones.  Is it a genetic problem- or what,she asked herself.  She made a mental note to check it out on Wikipedia when arriving  back home. If onlyJoseph would have booked reservations online with his new smart phone, I would have an easier birth process, she thought. …

Christmas 2010

“Where is everybody going?” my 91 year old mother-in-law asked, her forehead furrowed.  “And why are they in such a hurry?”  What a profound question, I thought.  Where is everybody going, and why are we racing as if the world will crumble if we slow down?  For a woman who dropped out of seventh grade…