Sunday, December 09, 2007

December column and stuff

Today's column is about Christmas and stuff.

If you like animal stories that make your hair stand on end, go back a couple of posts to "Horrors" and read all the comments. Ai-yi-yi. I thought a mouse in the washer was bad.

Quote of the Day:
Dear Ms. Smucker: In regard to your column in the _Register-Guard_ today: "Eat what is set before you" does appear in the Bible in Luke 10:8 and 1 Corinthians 10:27. "With a thankful heart" isn't added in either of those verses, but just 3 verses after the latter one Paul (1 Cor. 10:30) talks about thanksgiving for the same food he'd mentioned in it. Someone may easily have translated the phrase "with a thankful heart," and then conflated it with 10:27 in quoting.
Yours, Jack Maddex

--(from an email I got today that will make more sense if you read today's column)


  1. Dorcas, the column for this month, is absolutely my favorite of all of them so far! You truly outdid yourself!!!! Congratulations.

  2. Conflated?
    People actually use that word?

  3. Wonderful, wonderful column!

    Yesterday at our church we had a guest speaker, the pastor's father in law, a retired engineer from Boeing and Rockwell who has worked with space progams for years. He spent 1 1/2 hours telling us about God's amazing creation, how the heavens declare his glory.

    At the end of his presentation he stood at the podium weeping, saying, "And to think, this amazing and wonderful creator loved us so much he came to earth and suffered himself to be humiliated by his own creation...."

    What could be more vulnerable than a newborn baby? It truly boggles my mind and breaks my heart. I am so, so thankful for the events that inspired this holiday, whether or not our current celebrations are historically accurate. They're spiritually accurate, and that's all that matters.

    There are many Register-Guard readers who will be blessed and touched by your column and witness.

  4. great column. :-)

  5. You did it again! Letting your children grow up and accepting their transition into adulthood must be one of the greatest gifts you can give to them.
    Arlene^^ is right, you have outdone yourself on this column.

  6. I can't believe that writing for you is work.... but I guess I'll believe you. Just another far out column to "ponder" on for the next few days, and be encouraged! Merry Christmas to you and your family!