The Gate of the Year

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More than a century ago, Minnie Louise Haskins penned a poem entitled God Knows. It became widely known when the King of England quoted it in his 1939 Christmas address to an anxious nation on the brink of war. It’s been our tradition to post the poem’s opening, known popularly as The Gate of the … Continued

It’s Christmas Time in the City

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I had the opportunity to squeeze a photo shoot in New York City into the schedule late last week. Much shorter than I would have liked, still it was a wonderful opportunity. There is something special about big city Christmas decorations. Larger than life, fantastic – the cityscape is transformed into a wonderland! These huge … Continued

I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes

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  St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota has an amazing choir. Last year, they traveled to Norway to perform a Christmas concert at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim along with the Cathedral’s Girls’ Choir. The concert was recorded and aired on PBS stations. It was wonderful. One of the selections was I am so glad when Christmas … Continued