Category Archives: holiday

Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream

With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season this week, it’s a given that this week’s recipe will involve pumpkin. Lucky you — I originally was going to give you just one recipe — that for Pumpkin Pancakes — but as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas without My Stressy Bessie Doll

If there were such thing as a Stressy Bessy doll, she would look like me. The Son and Heir says that I focus on minutiae: “Remember when we vacationed on the beach and I wanted to climb those 25-foot rocks? You … Continue reading

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Why I — a Christian — Celebrate Halloween

It’s okay to hate Halloween. Lots of Christians do, because they feel that the day’s pagan roots are so dreadful, there’s no room for celebration, compromise, or wiggle room. It’s also okay to love Halloween, and I’m one of those … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter from Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: Every year, when Christmas rolls around, people sigh and say, “This is such a wonderful time of year. If only we could keep this … Continue reading

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Ordinary Christians: That Describes All of Us

When I was in high school, I had a crush on this gorgeous guy: thick wavy hair, brown eyes like Bambi, perfect white teeth that flashed with an impish grin. Personality wise, he was funny, warm, engaging, friendly — at … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “This last week, it was 100-plus degrees outside, and since my studio is not air conditioned, it wasn’t much less than that inside. “And I … Continue reading

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Vacationing Every Week

 From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “Recently, Carolyn and I spent some time in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, frequently described as the Swiss Alps of the Northwest. “It was a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

So. You need to find Mom a Mother’s Day gift. The perfect one would be nice, but every year this eludes you. I mean, what do you give this woman who bore you in the midst of great pain — … Continue reading

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April Fools — the “Holiday” We Can Do without

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art — “Thanks to Carolyn, who celebrates every holiday whether it’s on the calendar or not, I’m a more festive person than I was when we married … Continue reading

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