Evils of temptations

I kept not the vows I made to GodBut the God who made me still prayed for meBelieving in the lie of the devil I was deceivedThe voices of deception and rejection ensnared meLost in a world of frustration and depressionThe devil delighted in my signs of weaknessesDarts of temptations pointed at meThe devil wanted […]

“It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas” Syndrome

My daughter and I geared up for the Christmas season moderately early this year. Lights were on the edge of the roof of the house and in the yard before Thanksgiving, and the Christmas tree went up Thanksgiving night.Christmas music was in effect by then, too. My wife even called me "Clark Griswold" two or […]

Make mulled wine tonight

The traditional mulled wine is wine that has spices added to it. It may also include citrus, such as orange or lemon. It is served warm, but is not boiled, because boiling would cause the alcohol to evaporate. Mulled wine is usually made with red wine, although it can be made with white wine. An […]

Put Christ into Christmas

It is sad to see that the festival of Christmas is so glamorized by the ad-world and by other people for their selfish motives. Even the word, "Christmas" has been reduced to "X-Mas". Many still do not know that reducing "Christmas" to X-Mas. The phrase, "X-Mas" is literally and symbolically distasteful. Not only does it […]

Peace for today and tomorrow

Just before Jesus’ departure from this world, He did many of the things dying persons do. He gave His friends last instructions. He prayed for them a last touching prayer. He instituted an impressive ordinance “in remembrance of Me, “He placed his soul in the hands of His Father. He entrusted His mother to the […]

Manish presents India-inspired collections

(Left) Manish Malhotra at India Resort Fashion Week 2011. (Right) Model in Manish Malhotra at India Resort Fashion Week 2011.   Indian tradition and aesthetics have become such an important part of Manish Malhotra’s designs that he even took inspiration from them for his resort wear collection. "I believe in promoting our own cuts and […]

7 Winter Skin Myths

1. MYTH: The thicker the cream, the better it hydrates.TRUTH: "Concentrated doesn’t necessarily equal optimum hydration," says Annet King, director of training and development for the International Dermal Institute. "An overdose of lipids can actually trap dead cells and leave skin looking duller." King suggests layering serums under creams in order to boost moisture. Facialist […]

Long live Christmas….and good food!

Only an avid food lover can whip up such a delicious Christmas tale. Author of bestsellers such as ‘A Winter’s Tale’, ‘Chocolate Wishes’ and ‘Wedding Tiers’, Trisha Ashley brings newness to the romantic comedy by deftly blending her interests in food, gardens and old houses with her passion for writing. Twelve Days of Christmas, published […]

14 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

1. Branch OutGo branch hunting outside. Spray-paint the branches in a silver or gold, pop them in a vase and voilà … elegant holiday decor. Take it a step further and dangle some ornaments on them or tie a few bows. 2. Show Your CardsGlue leftover cards or those from previous years on matboard using […]

Michael Bublé Christmas Review

Men at Work, Ex-East 17 singer Brian Harvey and A Flock of Seagulls: three of a tiny handful of acts technically active in 2011 not releasing a Christmas album this year. For the indie kids there’s Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, or Smith & Burrows’ Funny Looking Angels record; for the tweenies, Justin Bieber; […]