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Silent Night and an outbreak of spontaneous humanity

In December, 1914, the world was caught up in the horrors of World War I.  But on Christmas Eve, on the battlefields of Flanders, the guns of the Allied and German troops fell silent.  Soon, the sounds of war were replaced by the beautiful melody of “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night, Holy Night”) emanating…

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The little Christmas tree

Around the middle of December, in a snow covered field along a quiet country road, appears a little Christmas tree decorated with a tin foil star and a lone red ornament.  At sunset, a solar battery powers a single stand of white Christmas lights.  Nobody seems to know the mysterious tree owner and most people…

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Christmas at the barn

One of the most peaceful places I know, is in the barn, late at night.  Away from the rest of the world, the only sounds that are heard is the slow, methodical chewing of hay… The clanging of the stanchions as the cows jockey for position, trying to find the spot and the soft, low…