Three Days Before Christmas

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I’m at my Mom’s in Tennessee with all but one of my siblings. The nieces and nephews are going crazy, running through the house laughing and playing. They range from twenty-two to three! We’re chowing on pizza and salad, yes, salad, surfing Christmas movies and deciding what to do with the restless three year old. It’s always fun when the …

All Is Merry and Bright. Thinking of Traditions.

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I like this weekend. The one right after Thanksgiving. It’s the beginning of the lovely holiday season and in our household December also includes birthdays. Thanksgiving weekend means the Christmas tree goes up and it’s rivalry weekend in football. Ohio State plays Michigan! So it’s a thrilling as well as tense weekend. But it’s tradition. And traditions are important. We …

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas by Tony Hauck

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas So what does Christmas look like?  Lights, trees, gifts? How about the first Christmas, when Christ was born? There was certainly a great light, and gifts. But the greatest gift is Christ Himself, Who we celebrate. Think about it. For the first time in human history, God entered our world in such …

Rachel Hauck - Emmanuel, God With Us

Emanuel, God with us.

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All is bright Christmas night with only seventeen minutes remaining of day. My heart is full. Joy is evident. I’m in Tennessee with my husband and my family, and beyond the window, the night is thick with a cool rain. Growing up, I hated the end of Christmas. No more glorious music. No more Christmas specials or holiday movies. Soon …

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Merry Christmas from Me to You

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Joy to the World! Christmas is such a magical and charming time of  year. It warms our hearts, reminds us of peace and hope.  The other day as I was playing a Christmas Carol, “Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee,” on the piano, I started thinking about the great carols we sing. After a bit of research and I found that …

Finished writing the book

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I’ve been a rewriter frenzy for the past few week, since we got home from Thanksgiving in Tennessee. Butt in chair about 10 – 16 hours a day. Yes, I take breaks, eat lunch, walk the dog. I’m the cleanest writer in the world during crunch days. I take a bath when I’m stuck, frustrated, need to think, or feeling …

AT&T and iPhone

Rachel Hauck ATandT, Christmas, customer service, iPhones, Macs 3 Comments

Tony asked what I wanted for Christmas. “iPhone,” I said. So, I took a break from my edits to run down to the AT&T store. We have a contract with them already and like the service, um, er, the phone service. The customer service stinks. I couldn’t get an iPhone. Wouldn’t even sell me one at regular price. An existing …

The 12 Authors of Christmas – Kathryn Mackel

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Please welcome author and friend, Kathryn Mackel. She’s written us a very honest and heart felt interview with a desire to comfort and touch those who may have grown up without the ideal Christmas. Thank you, Kathy! When Rachel offered the opportunity to revisit our Christmas memories, I jumped at the chance. Who doesn’t love Christmas? I put my tree …

The 12 Authors of Christmas Tour!

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Hey y’all! Starting tomorrow, December 1st, I’m hosting ” The 12 Authors of Christmas.” Stop by each day to read Christmas memories and traditions of your favorite authors, and perhaps a few new-to-you authors. I’ll be hosting the first half of December with the lovely and gracious Tricia Goyer hosting the last half of the month and the sweet and …