Do You Prepare A Nativity Tray?

Christmas Eve is tomorrow...YIKES...and I want to share with you a tradition in our home. This Christmas Eve will be our sixteenth year to prepare a Nativity Tray, which is actually a medieval English custom. I first read about this custom in the book, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I thought it was such a wonderful thing to do. To me, it epitomizes the spirit of, “goodwill toward men”. If you have the Simple Abundance book you can read all about the Nativity Tray on the … [Read more...]

All Animals Deserve Our Kindness and Respect

Some of the beautiful little kittens in the “Kitten Room” of our local SPCA/Animal Rescue. Anyone who knows me well, or who has read my blog or followed me on Facebook or Twitter, knows that I am a huge lover of animals. I have written a number of articles on various subjects related to the care and ethical treatment of animals. I firmly believe, All Animals Deserve Our Kindness and Respect. I am sure there are times when some people roll their eyes and think, “oh no, she’s at it again”. … [Read more...]