Category Archives: Christmas

Do We Like What We See in the Mirror?

“That’s not me, is it?” Most of us are surprised, not necessarily pleasantly, when we unexpectedly catch sight of ourselves in a shop window, mirror, or, nowadays, tagged in a Facebook post. We always look older, wider, sloppier, more stooped, … Continue reading

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All Wrapped Up in Christmas? Do It Right.

The story of the painting, All Wrapped Up, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: All Wrapped Up catches Santa in the midst of a frenzy of paper and ribbons, to the point that he is one with … Continue reading

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These Gifts Are Better Than Toys — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, These Gifts Are Better Than Toys, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: For being a time of peace, goodwill and joy, Christmas generates a lot of controversy, not the least of which is … Continue reading

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God Knows We Don’t Confuse Him with Santa Claus

As Christians, we scold ourselves a lot, not the least of which is about prayer. Have you heard this one? “God isn’t Santa Claus, you know, and He gets tired of our putting a wish list in front of Him … Continue reading

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Little Angel Bright — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting Little Angel Bright, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Christmas, like snowfall, prompts different responses in people: some roll their eyes, upset by commercialism; others insist that Santa has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Are You a Nobody?

Have you ever wondered why, in the Nativity story, a host of angels appeared to a bunch of shepherds, other than that, thousands of years later, shepherds would make a great addition to the figurine collection in a Nativity set? … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone

The story of the painting, Something for Everyone, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: So often, they are forgotten – the dog and the cat – but not in Santa’s world. Within that capacious bag of dolls and blocks and … Continue reading

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An Unforeseen Encounter

The Story of This Painting — An Unforeseen Encounter by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Like all lovers of Christmas, Santa enjoys browsing the festive, holiday-decorated streets. On Christmas Eve night, when all shoppers are home in their … Continue reading

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Recipe: Shockingly Simple Spaghetti Sauce

When I was a child, my dad was in charge of spaghetti. He began the process mid-morning Saturday and stayed in the kitchen, stirring and tasting and finessing, for hours, until the coup de grace at precisely 5 p.m., because … Continue reading

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Tea for Two

From Start Your Week with Steve: The Story of this Painting: It is Christmas Eve night, late. All of the household is asleep. But the youngest child awakens; hearing a sound downstairs, she investigates – because she is young, because she … Continue reading

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